All things you never did are left behind
The talks you never had, the Saturdays you never spent
All the grown-up places you never went
All things he ever wished are left behind
- Steven Sater, from Spring Awakening
It's during quiet moments that we think about what we never had. What regrets there are. What has been left behind.
Are the choices we make worth the sacrifices given up, the compromises settled on?
Imagine someone you think has it all. There's a guy I know...
There's another guy I know...
Well, it's all irrelevant really. People come and go, and they touch us in different ways. But home is where the heart is.
Imagine this: I woke up about 10 minutes before I started this post, thinking thoughts. Stuff I need to do and have others do whirring through my mind. Mon C, thousands of miles away and 8 hours ahead in China, needed to action somethings by email.
I woke up thinking about that. I thought to check my BlackBerry to see if it had been done. As I did so I saw his first email. It had just come through as I looked. I called him briefly. He was, in that very instant I called, doing the second email.
Imagine that. All that time and distance apart and yet I feel we're linked. The very moment I woke and thought of him doing something, he was doing it.