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Sacrifice.

The greatest act of love.


I’d heard it before – the romantic notion of giving up everything and anything so that the one person you truly love could be happy, with or without your presence. There was always something that sounded so heroic and epic about it.

Now I know how it feels.  

All I ever wanted was for us to beat the odds. But statistics don’t lie. The dreams, the plans, it all faded away so quickly, but after all this time, I’ve finally realised that what’s most important is for us to be happy, whether it be together or with other people. It was always us against them back then, but that misguided notion led to nothing but unrealistic expectations and promises that could never be kept.

But without those lessons, where would I be? If there’s no suffering, no pain or healing, how do we learn? How do we appreciate the beauty and the greatness of what we have when we have it?

How do you go about this the next time? Love fiercely, but accept that it may not last forever. Don’t make promises that you can’t keep. Never say never. Never say forever.

Know that the people you meet will either be a part of your dreams when they come true, or will help you find your way to bigger things. Think of it as a win-win situation.

Don’t let people’s actions and words define your happiness. They can be a reason for your happiness, but don’t ever let them be the only reason.

And, at the end of it all, don’t breed hate, cherish the memories and hope for the best, because if it doesn’t work out, there’s always a good reason.

And even if you miss the way things were every now and then, remember:

The greatest act of love is sacrifice.

So make a sacrifice today and let them be happy, even if it means you can never see that happiness or be a part of it.
First post in more than a year - yes I am indeed alive people! Way too caught up in a whole load of stuff, I haven't been writing much since the last time I posted, haven't been doing much photography either so you haven't missed out on anything! I've been wanting to write for a while now and I finally managed to find some inspiration and get something done. 

I must say I'm not quite happy with this pieces, it feels rushed, like something's missing, but then again I really haven't been able to figure out what's missing so I decided to just post it up now. I hope it speaks to you!

-Dan
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IridescentStardust Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god this made me cry
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dperera94 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
That wasn't really the intention, but I'm glad this speaks to you. Stay strong, you're not alone :)  
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JadengurlDreamer Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014

It's not about whether or not to sacrifice, it's about what you are willing to sacrifice.  As the old adage goes, "If you love someone, then you are willing to set them free."  I see that in this piece.  So many times we forget that sometimes the greatest sacrifice we can make is to let someone move on. 


Very thought provoking - as usual :)


That's all I have to say... 


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dperera94 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Thanks for the comments - I agree, it's about what you're willing to sacrifice for sure. And acknowledging that sometimes in life, you have to make such sacrifices. I'm glad you like the piece:) 
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LivingDreamer97 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so amazing and I can relate to it all!  You did so amazing on this and it rings true with every word.  I agree completely with everything you said! And let me just say thank you for sharing your thoughts with dA on this matter.  It's nice to know other people see things the same way. Keep up the awesome work! 
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dperera94 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Thanks a lot, dreamer! I really wasn't sure about this - it felt like something was missing, and I still feel the same way, I think I can improve this a lot but it's great to hear your feedback and to see that you can relate to it. I love being able to write stuff that speaks to people, such a great feeling. Please do have a look at the rest of my literature and photography and provide feedback if you can as well:) Thanks again for the kind comments, and I'm glad you like it! 
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LivingDreamer97 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I most certainly will! ^.^ And you're very welcome! 
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dperera94 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Thanks a lot once again for all the kind comments:)
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LivingDreamer97 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's my pleasure! :iconkyokokyutplz:
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