The problem was that I was seeing my life as a movie.
The thing is, I get it. I get why he wants to run around in the middle of the night…
That’s when being really cool became something I talk about in the past tense.
I thought about what it would be like to go back and tell myself in 2011 all that was about to happen.
This is the type of lesson you only understand as life plays out.
The dates from our lives looked like quotes from science fiction novels dating back centuries.
Being tired as a grown up is a sign that you matter. You’ve created a life where you’re needed.
You’re not perfect. You’re not awful. You just are.
The bizarre humor that rushes through my head is decades below my own age group and doesn’t even need an audience to spring up.
Enlightened as I was, there was nowhere further to go. I had been a horrible person, needed to repent, and that was the end of the story.