A girl is walking.
She sees another girl approach from the other direction--
an acquaintance, now, but someone she used to call "friend".
Still, she smiles, hoping for a wave, or maybe a smile in return.
But the other girl walks right past her,
without even a glance.
Her smile fades.
Loud, happy music is playing in the background
as a girl enters the wedding hall.
She sees many people she knows, but no one greets her.
She goes to wish the kallah well,
but she can tell that the bride is more excited to see
the people behind her in line,
so she murmers, "Mazel tov,"
A girl is alone in her darkened room.
Her eyes are red from crying, but she is too tired to cry now.
Exhausted, physically and emotionally spent,
she whispers into the darkness,
"Would anybody miss me?
G-d, why am I even here?"
But there are no answers.
Fade to black.
Disclaimer: These are not recent memories, nor did they happen in chronological order. I simply grouped them together because of the common theme.