Shigatsu wa kimi no uso (Your Lie in April) revolves around the fallen piano prodigy, Arima Kousei and his melancholic journey to rediscover himself. The story started quite lighthearted. But as the episodes unfolded, it slowly dove into depressing stature of Kousei's life, inhibitions, and how Kaori changed everything for him. I honestly have a love/hate relationship with this series simply because it's hard to hold on to a concrete feeling as it just pulls you away from whatever emotion you're experiencing at that moment and hand you over something entirely different.
There will be times when we won't understand. There will be times when we will scorn and hurt them. There will be times when we, being ignorant, still choose ignorance. We sometimes fail to see the workings when it's laid out before us, only to realize the true meaning when we reach the end of our journey together. But, as cliche as it may sound, we are only human.
When we see ourselves standing in front of that moment to go our separate ways, we always have that desire to tighten our grips and be selfish because it is painful to accept that we can never be with the person that stood by you through thick and thin. We would feel alone and scared because your source of strength will not be there to help you stand when your knees are buckling. You'll be letting go of your guiding hand, your motivator, your saving grace. But, in the end, you have to release your hand and let them take on their own journey. It's painful watching them go, but we have to be strong for them as they will not be able to fully be free... Rather, you have to be strong for yourself, because that is what they want you to be. Don't be sad that it ended, be happy that it happened. For the memories you've shared will always be within you, your whole being is a reminder of what they've done. In that sense, they still reside in you, and you should be proud.
Sad as you may be feeling at that moment, never forget that there are other people supporting you. No one is truly alone. We, at times, just refuse to see that. Look around you, and you will see that you are surrounded by love. Just take the time to understand it.
Now, my friend, it's time for you to go on your new journey. Be someone's shoulder to lean on. Be an inspiration. Be the one to tell someone who is lost that it's going to be alright.