Love is nothing until it is everything.
Sorrow is nothing until it is everything.
I didn't know what they meant. But then my life changed. And in the
end I understood.
It was the beginning of junior year. Two more years and I would be
leaving the school for good. I went to my first class, A.P. Physics. It
took me some time to find my class, and when I did, there weren't many
seats left. I sat by a guy I had never seen before.
Then the class began, and we got our wonderful assigned seats. Turns
out I sat by the guy again. What a coincidence. That day was soooo
boring. Our teacher just said what the class is about and gave us these
know me sheets to fill out. As you imagine, pretty soon, we were done and
started talking. I turned to the guy next to me and saw him looking at me.
We started talking. The guy's new, name's Bryant Woolf.
I had about all of my classes with him. Bryant was really nice and
funny. I could actually talk to him, unlike Ryan Elis, who I could never
truly have a coversation with. Bryant and I quickly became friends. We
In November, Bryant asked me out. I said yes, knowing we would still
be friends if we broke up. Those were fun times. Bryant always knew what
I liked. We often went to amusement parks and the like. I fell in love
with him in December.
I was born in December, to be exact, December 5. Bryant gave me a
dozen roses plus a furry bear that I'd had my eye on for some time. That
was when I fell in love with him. I totally loved furry animals, and I
didn't know how he knew that. The roses was just pure romantic. Those
were symbols of his love for me, and I couldn't help falling in love with
him. How can you not, when he had those beautiful light brown eyes, his
wonderful voice, his sweet personality... He was in short, perfect, at
least to me.
That was when I understood one of those phrases: Love is nothing
until it is everything. I always took love for granted, that it would
eventually come when you find the right guy. However, I realized I never
truly understood love. But when Bryant became everything to me, my world,
my life, I knew what love is. And I understood what they meant by love is
nothing until it is everything.
Little did I know I wouldn't have Bryant for long. The year went by
in a blur. Valentine's Day was wonderful. He gave me a heart-shaped box
of dark chocolate, my favorite, another dozen roses, another furry bear,
and he treated me to a romantic dinner. That was the best Valentine's Day
I've ever had. I wouldn't even have minded if I all had was a day with
Bryant. That would have been enough for me, spending time with him, for he
meant everything to me. I had the foolish notion that I could have Bryant
It was time for prom. I went shopping for a dress with my friends,
finally deciding on a pink sleeveless dress with these embroidered chinese
flowers on part of it. On prom night, Bryant rent a white limo and picked
me up. He had on a white tux and had gotten me a rose corsage. We then
went to one of our favorite restuarants to eat. That would be the last
time we ate together.
After the dinner, we went to school. And that was the greatest Prom
I would ever know. Bryant and I had so much fun dancing together, sharing
drinks, making out, and just sitting together. So what if we weren't
crowned Prom King and Prom Queen? Doing those things with Bryant were
enough to satisfy me.
The next day, a phone call woke me up. I thought it would be Bryant,
but it turned out to be his mom. And when she told me what had happened, I
dropped the phone in shock. It couldn't be true. Bryant can't be dead,
not when we were going to get married and spend the rest of our lives
Later that day, I went to Bryant's house. I found out that as he was
driving home, a drunk driver hit him. He had suffered severe internal
injuries, and he couldn't be saved, not with our insufficient technology.
That was when I understood the second phrase: Sorrow is nothing until it is
I attended Bryant's funeral, of course. Seeing him lying there,
peacefully, broke my heart. I thought I knew what sorrow was. Oh yeah, I
was sorry when my best friend lost her boyfriend, when I accidentally
ruined my mom's tax return, but I didn't truly know what sorrow is. I now
knew true sorrow. I had lost Bryant, the love of my life, who had meant
everything to me. I finally understood what they meant by sorrow is
nothing until it is everything.
This is my tale, of what happened that changed my life forever. I
hope you, the reader, never have to go through my pain of losing the thing
most dear to your heart. I hope you never experience what I have
Love is nothing until it is everything. I have experienced that.
That is a wonderful thing to experience, and I'm sure everyone will, at
least once in a lifetime.
Sorrow is nothing until it is everything. I have experienced that.
That is something no one should ever have to experience, for it is the loss
of the thing most dear to one's heart. Experiencing that means the