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“My romantic relationship ended unexpectedly and what followed was eight agonising months filled with bouts of depression” make-up artist Elton Fernandez breaks down heartbreak

#99ShadesOfGrey Fernandez stresses on the importance to love the person looking back at you from the mirror

brunch Updated: Jun 29, 2018 22:50 IST
Elton John Fernandez
Elton John Fernandez
Hindustan Times
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Fernandez believes that to love may well be human, but to forgive is indeed divine

I was once very let down by a romantic relationship that ended quite unexpectedly. I still have no clue why he walked away or what caused such a grave change of heart. What followed was eight painfully long agonizing months filled with bouts of depression and reclusion. But I firmly believe that one has to always maintain self-respect and be able to look oneself in a mirror squarely in the eye and love the person looking back at you. If you cannot respect yourself — nobody else will either. So, I finally decided it was enough of laying around like life has left me, and reminded myself that I deserve better because I bring way more to the table anyway. To love may well be human, but to forgive, is indeed divine.

“Nature has a way of teaching us valuable truths that feel better once we’ve embraced them for what they are - Life lessons. I trust in the healing of time, and in the love of strangers”

I’ve resumed my workout sessions with my lovely fitness trainer Rakesh Borkar. I record karaoke tracks on my phone. I love house chores like cleaning, doing the laundry, caring for all of my 65 plants, doing the dishes, and especially switching up the vibe every now and then with beautiful upholstery, drapes and lighting. I also love having coffee at Barista as the golden sun sets by the Arabian Sea not far from home! Nature has a way of teaching us valuable truths that feel better once we’ve embraced them for what they are - Life lessons. I trust in the healing of time, and in the love of strangers.

(As told to Drishti Vij)

From HT Brunch, June 30, 2018

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First Published: Jun 28, 2018 22:15 IST