When you love someone

When I was still in college, I was an avid fan of Glee. I still watch today but not as much as before. In one of the episodes in season 2, where Coach Sue Sylvester’s sister died, I cried buckets of tears when she gave her eulogy. Sue’s voice was trembling as she spoke the first few lines. Right then and there, Mr. Will Schuester stood beside her and tried to comfort her. Sue then, gave him her speech and asked him to read it for her. These were the lines:

“I miss my sister. Every night at 10 or so, she used to call me on the phone and when I asked her why, she’d tell me that her body told her she wanted to hear my voice. I miss my sister. The smell of her shampoo. The way she could always convince me to read her another book. When you love someone like I loved her, they’re a part of you. It’s like you’re attached by this invisible tether, and no matter how far away you are you can always feel them. And now every time I reach for that tether, I know there’s no one on the other end and I feel like I’m falling into nothingness. Then I remember Jean. I remember a life led with no enemies, no resentments, no regrets and I’m inspired to get up out of bed and go on. I miss my sister so much. It feels like piece of me has been ripped off. Just one more time I want to hold her. Ten more seconds – is that too much to ask? For ten more seconds to hold her? But I can’t, and I won’t, and the only thing keeping me from being swallowed whole by sadness is that Jean would kill me if I did. So for now I’m just going to miss her. I love you, Jeanie. Rest in Peace.”

It never fails to make me cry, each time I watch the scene or read this. I’ve saved it on my computer so that I will be reminded that life is too short to stop loving. It’s true. When you love someone, you are willing to do everything. You don’t want to regret anything because when he or she is gone, a part of you comes with them. When someone you love dies, a part of you dies with them. When you love someone, you are attached to them, and you just want to be with them all the time. When you love someone, you will do everything to make them happy, like sing for them even though you can’t hum a tune. When you love someone, you are willing to do anything, no, everything, just to make them feel loved. Just so you won’t regret anything when there is no more time for you to love.

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