Do you ever think about all the people who you might have fallen in love with if only you’d taken a different way home or stood a little longer in the bread aisle at the supermarket? All the people who might have been an integral part of your life but instead you’ll never know them. The unimaginable impact that our mundane choices have on our lives really gets to me. Think of how many times I might have died if I’d made different choices. Maybe I’d be homeless. Maybe I’d be famous. Maybe I’d be rich. Sometimes I’m so overwhelmed by the impact of my choices that I can’t choose anything at all because I’m afraid today will be the day that I make the choice that changes everything.
Yes, I’ve always been in love with the person you were, the person I thought you were, and the person I thought you will be. Perhaps.
… I have and I probably always will. First loves are first loves.
But you’re a different person now, I hardly recognize you anymore. You just happen to look like the guy I used to love 10 years ago. You just happen to have the same name, the same birthday, and all those basic things that won’t even matter now… because you’ve changed. I’ve changed.