I don't suppose I should use this as a notebook, but I have put a few things in files in my mailbox and marked a few things as favorites and been unable to find them and I don't want to forget these.
A guy in a movie said the pain is better than the regret, or it's better to live with the pain than the regret. He was trying to tell someone to go for it. Not to be afraid you will get hurt. I went to a counselor once who told me that I was afraid to care because I would be opening myself up to hurt. I guess it is a good thing I was afraid, otherwise I guess I would have a hundred times more hurt than I do. If that was possible. And I am pretty sure I went along with the not wanting to regret part. I am pretty sure some of the things I have done that weren't in the rule book I did because I didn't want to regret not doing them. And I don't regret doing them that's for sure. Some of the brightest spots in my memory are in that file.
Then, I will try to get this straight as it was Henry David Thoreau, for whom my dog is named. "Some people live lives of quiet desperation and they die with their song still inside of them." Thank you God for these 26 letters. They form my song.
Not so sure about thank you God for my dog. He is not exactly a delight. I am not in the mood to sing about him after what he did in the front hall last night.