“What is love? It is the morning and the evening star.” –Sinclair Lewis, “Elmer Gantry”
If only I’d listened,
I’d have learned.
If only I’d said no then,
I wouldn’t have to say yes now.
If only I’d left,
I wouldn’t have stayed,
only to know what I would leave behind.
Life is full of “if onlys..,”, “What ifs?,”
and “Why did I ever do that?”
Life is often a question that goes unanswered,
so we make one up to fit the narrative we draft,
and live by it.