Some people, great as they are,
end up leaving us sometimes.
And sure, it's tough... but life goes on. We cry at each and every one of those dreaded Goodbyes. But really, we all know deep down inside that those tears do nothing to take away the sadness that inevitably sweeps over us. What it does in actuality is drown us in the misery of knowing that we no longer have who we want (who we've grown comfortable with) by our sides forever and for always... for there is no more Forever and Always just doesn't exist.
But somedays, Life brings others along to take the place of who we've lost. We try to make it work. And sometimes, by some miracle, it does. But is taking the place of a kick-ass predecessor ever easy? Never. It's tough being next-in-line. And it's tough when next-in-line is called forward to advance and become Today. It takes a lot of courage. It takes bravery. It takes pure pluck and good ol' spunk... especially when what you're up against is the memory of good ol' faithful, never-let-me-down Strawberry Watermelon.
Bravely stepping up to the plate and hoping to make an impression stronger and better than the one Strawberry Watermelon left.