When a part of your story no longer is part of your present, when it becomes your history, and you realize that that was that and this is now…that’s when reality kicks in. All you have left is a small mark on your skin which with the passing of time and the changing of seasons will slowly disappear. Yet the feeling, the memories, the moments of joy will all be a part of your story. Only that as of today, they are a part of your past and not your present. They do not define you as a person yet they will make you who you are. It’s the closing of one chapter and the beginning of the next. And the reminder on your finger, the tiny pale stretch of skin on your ring finger will regain color and fade. With the fading the sense of freedom and clarity will arise and soon enough it will all just be your past, not your present.