even when we know that we don't know what we have until it is gone we still don't follow this phrase. i don't really think it is quite possible of a phrase to follow, and i don't necessarily think that we don't appreciate things fully, i think it is natural to long for something --or someone-- again. i think people have this idea that they never loved something in the first place and then realized the extent of it after that thing is gone but i don't think that is true. case in point, when i am eating cake, i enjoy the cake. i mean i LOVE eating cake. i eat cake and am so fucking happy about it. and then eventually the cake is gone and that's fine. and the next day or week or month i see a picture of one or i see cakes in a film and i want cakes again. and i think "i would give anything for a cake right now." and sometimes i think of when i last had a cake and wish i had that moment again. but there will be more cakes, and there will be more enjoyment.
stardust memories. we have those.
we have memories.