After a while, I learned the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul. Also, that love does not mean going to bed and that a company does not mean security. I began to learn that kisses are not contracts and gifts are not promises. I began to accept my defeats with my head high and my eyes open and I learned to build all my paths in today because tomorrow’s terrain is too insecure for plans. Futures have their way of falling in half. When it’s too late and there’s no time, I learned that if it’s too much, even the heat of the Sun can burn. So I will plant my own garden and decorate my own soul instead of waiting for someone to bring flowers. I learned that I can really endure, that I am really strong, that I am really worth it, and I learned and will learn much more over time. And so every day, over time I learn that being with someone because it offers me a good future, means that sooner or later I will want to return to the past …