I have a few illustrators I love and Henn Kim is one of them.
As I was going through these pictures, looking at them, I was just imagining a story they perfectly told.
This is a story of love that didn’t quite pan out as expected but then, “we keep it moving”.
Believe me, it’s real.
** Read the captions as you look at the pictures.
Hello young girl. Hello innocent girl. Open your eyes and see the world. See what matters. See him.
You open your eyes. You see a beautiful world. You see him so you open your world to him.
“Welcome”, he says. I want you. Come.
There you go. You go with one mindset. You want to do everything right. You want to know all about him.
You go searching You go sourcing. You go..stalking.
You search him. His most inner parts. Those are the parts that truly matters. “What is this man made of?”
You’ve found out all about him. You’re in his head now.
There you are. Thinking you’re hooked. You’re comfortable.
look what this has done to you. He’s skin deep now.
You already fell for him but you’re still falling. You’re falling hard.
You’re creating and recreating the stories that don’t even exist. I mean, they exist to you.
Look, you’re alone in reality but your imaginations have run wild. You are with him in your tiny little world.
You both make the perfect pair you say. He’s on lock down.
You have those conversations over the phone almost all day because to you, this is the only thing keeping you both apart.
Look at him, resting. You’ve plastered him on your heart. That is his rightful spot.
There’s a reaction and its chemical. These things do not lie.
Your love is burning bright and fast. Thing are happening as you want them to. Such bliss.
Then…he locks you out. How? Why? When?
That sure feels like a bullet in the back.
You’re broken. what was ll that for?
All you were just another meal. The one he hadn’t tried yet.
Perhaps, you were a drink
You need some air to process the thought of that. You just need some space.
Has time run out for you both? If it hasn’t then it is running out.
You think…you think hard. What do you do? You may be losing it.
You feel the pain
Then you fall into self realization.
You become the music you always listened to
You remember the times
Oh, you cry your heart out. Even if it’s for the first time
You’re broken. But your friends are always there. Friends.
You are healing. The support does a lot of good.
You step out of those shoes. That was not for you in the beginning.
If only you didn’t fall so hard. You wouldn’t have all these scars to heal from.
Take a bath, girl. Relax.
Soak yourself and come out like you’re brand new
Wash yourself. Cleanse yourself. Thoroughly.
Dry yourself. Let that excess drop.
Let it burn. Let him burn. Set the memories of him ablaze.
Now, create new memories. Read a happy book. Play.
Get over him. This is how you should have jumped over his trap from the beginning. If only you knew.
Hello young girl. Informed girl. Free yourself.
Begin again. Find tipex if you have to. Remove every single bit of him.
You see that life you imagine? The one yo dream of? It will be yours soon enough.
You owe no one answers.
Protect your heart. Let him protect his brain. The one thing that separates you both is what rues you. His brain rules him, your heart rules you. Maybe that’s why you were never all that in the beginning.
Photo Credit: Henn Kim