By now, most of us have heard Jay-Z’s latest album, 4:44. Every line, beat and hook, it’s still being digested. No, I’m not going to review the album here (that’s going to happen in a later post). There has been a influx of posts that were inspired by the title of the album. I want to touch on a few things that I’ve learned from my experiences.
“Say the words, played the part.
Gave the world and plus my heart.
Did it all with a smile on my face…
Gave you love,mind and soul.
Thought that it was mutual.
I see now that that wasn’t the case…” – Ne-Yo from “I Was In Love“
Heartbreak is definitely a real emotion that will leave you in different stages. I’ve been on the both ends of the sword. Forever has an expiration date. Hey, breakups happen. You deal with them and eventually, you move on. I promise you that it does hurt. Some days, I still do. There are better days ahead. I was repeating that to myself often.
“Sometimes you miss the memories, not the person.” – Random Googled Quote
You look back at old photos, videos, Facebook memories and think of that good times that were had. Yeah, the person in the photos was there but it’s not about them. Eventually, memories to fade or don’t appear as often.
“Now wait a minute
Oh, listen babe (truth hurts)
The truth is, I’ve got the secret
I’ve been keeping from you, baby
‘Cause I know that you gonna tear up the place
Punch me in my face
Pull the hot grits out, I think you need to sit down
I’ve been blaming you when I’m the one that’s doing wrong
I’m gonna go on, my guilty conscience is the real reason I wrote this song” – Usher from “Truth Hurts“
Now as I stated earlier, I’ve been on the other side where I’ve kissed the girls and made them cry. I’ve apologized for my actions and not all necessarily forgave me either. There wasn’t no reflection period or anything like that. They just moved on. How we get to that point is always where we could’ve made better decisions. A mixed bag of emotions poured into the pot and we’re created from that.