I tend to think that change is neither painful nor pleasurable. It has the potential to be both. If you won a million dollars, that wouldn’t be so painful but it would be very changing.
Letting go of someone means that you grabbed on. It means you attached in the first place. When you attach to someone, you become a part of them and they become a part of you. Like a new hand or a new leg.
Letting go is erasing memories that have not yet happened. It’s putting hopeful desires and saying that you’re not going to see if they might have happened or not.
Letting go is cutting off a branch of life that you never got to see the end of. That you might always imagine, but will never get to know. Losing support and Love you could have had if this world were just a little better.
Letting go hurts because of hope. That’s why it feels like you should keep holding on in the present because there could be a future. Which makes it hurt even more