Words & Writings
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Can / What If?



P: What would you say if a friend asks you, ‘Can someone just… turn out not loving someone else anymore?’
R: I’d answer, ‘can’
P: What if this friend happens to be a best friend who is in long-term relationship?
R: I’d ask, ‘Why do you ask this?’
P: Same with me. But I’d give an intro: ‘Ah, this is such a heartbreaking question.’
R: Haha. It’s a weird question though. Why do we use ‘can’, instead of ‘what if’?
P: Because some people believe that love is forever. Some people believe in happily ever after and it’s not their fault.

(PS: I don’t put this in B.yond W.rds because some words are not mine as it was a real conversation)

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Puty Puar. F/28. Indonesian. Working at home mom, blogger, illustrator, book author & enthusiast. Also a small business owner. Contact her through puti [dot] karina [dot] puar [at] gmail [dot] com.


  1. Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish it’s source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.
    Anais Nin

    This once sounded so harsh to me, it wasn’t so bad after all…

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