Because I wanted you to know

“Because I wanted you to know”

Her tears rolled down her cheeks as Elio said those words and repeated them to himself.

There were days when she felt lonely, but today. Oh, today. She felt like she was suffocating from this silence.

This inability to talk to anybody.

It had been a while since she cried, even though it was a stressful couple of months.

Some times you know you are just dragging things on and there really isn’t a point but you go on anyway — lying to everybody.

But maybe you don’t have the strength to stop.

Maybe you don’t have the strength to be better.

Or maybe you just can’t be bothered

and you’re not worth it.

Maybe happiness requires work and since you’re not putting in the effort

you don’t deserve it.

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