Pain is something we all feel at various times in our lives. Some caused by physical wounds, which even when the wound heals, leaves a scar to remind you of what you went through.
But this kind of pain is nothing compared to the one caused by emotional wound. This type of pain is something that we all deal with in our lives in different ways. Some are caused by the loss of something or someone dear to us, some by disappointment, betrayal by those you trusted… You name it. And this kind of pain never heals totally, it always leaves a scar, a fresh scar to remind you of what was. Most people never recover fully from this kind of pain.
Today, I was told that one of my cousins had died. She was a young lady and my mind cannot even process it yet, I just can’t accept that she is gone like that. I imagine the kind of pain everyone who knew her is feeling right now, her parents and siblings, and it breaks my heart. She was so spirited and knew how to get you to talk, even me, the shy one. She has left a gap in our hearts that can never be filled and this pain, I’m quite sure, nothing can numb it and the scar will ever be fresh as she will be greatly missed.
Joel Ogunjimi © 2015