If only we had done this. If only we had tried that. If only we had been more flexible. If only we had been more patient. If only we had met five years later (or five years earlier). If only we had listened more. If only we weren’t so goddamn stubborn. If only we weren’t so goddamn selfish. If only we had more perspective. If only we knew what we had before it was gone.
…indolence. I wanted to give them to you. But then I smiled thinking you probably knew them already. Terry once said we need a person to share the trivia of our days with. Someone who truly gets us and how we function; someone who willingly accepts our daily download. Even small stuff like cologne and sunglasses. Small and large things, light and heavy. When you’re really lucky, that person listens hard because your words — whether light or heavy — really do matter to them and their life.