And Though the Course May Change Sometimes, Rivers Always Reach the Sea 13 comments

Posted by grampa in the real shit (Wednesday August 2, 2006 at 5:45 am)

Something was supposed to happen today.  I was supposed to pick someone up at the airport. 

It isn’t going to happen.  I’ve known this for some time. 

Plane tickets can be changed to new destinations.  Plans can be altered.  Lives will move on.  They have.  The circle in red Sharpie on my calendar is harder to erase.  I saw it there yesterday and, for a second, a possibility that is no longer possible swam back into view.

The reality is that she is no longer coming.  The reality is that we are in different places, both geographically and at points in our lives.  The reality is that I now have a good friend far away to the east.  The reality is that this is how things are and they are not going to change. 

Reality is sometimes a bitter pill to swallow.

Still, the part of me that likes to believe in parallel universes, with wizards, elves and dragons, believes that somewhere, somewhen, somehow a parallel me and a parallel her were able to make it work. 

Somewhere there is a me picking up a her with Merlin, our talking organ grinder monkey, in tow.

This me knows that what is, is.  This me knows that we gave our all and that sometimes your all is not good enough.  Today, this me feels a pang of loss.  The loss is caused by distance.  The distance is that which lies between what is and what can never be.

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There’s a stain on my notebook where her coffee cup was…

Is this what it sounds like when doves cry?


D & D later at your place, ElfKing2035?

P.S. If you quote Led Zeppelin again when it comes to matters of the heart, so help me Pele, I will rain blows down upon you until you can act like a man again.

Comment by Embarassed — Wednesday.August.2.2006 @ 8:35 am

Truly, I have the best friends of all time. You guys always know what to say to cheer me up.

Comment by grampa — Wednesday.August.2.2006 @ 8:46 am

Love does not conquer all, it just gives you the strength to try.

Comment by iamnot — Wednesday.August.2.2006 @ 9:02 am

At least you had the courage to try.

Comment by Emily — Wednesday.August.2.2006 @ 10:44 am

love is a hormonal discharge. it takes neither courage nor strength…just a little extra bodily fluid.

like i said…..seattle really doesn’t matter.

Comment by Y-cum — Wednesday.August.2.2006 @ 11:22 am

That which does not kill us makes us stranger.

Comment by Lab Kat — Wednesday.August.2.2006 @ 2:03 pm

Embarassed, “what is and what can never be” are NOT led zeppelin lyrics. its “what is and what should never be”. cretin.

Comment by stutteringjohnthebaptists — Wednesday.August.2.2006 @ 3:49 pm

damnit. i have to decry shenanigans on myself. not having looked at the posts title, i didnt realize he was trying to quote, and fucked it up.

mea culpa

Comment by stutteringjohnthebaptists — Wednesday.August.2.2006 @ 3:50 pm

Nope, didn’t fuck it up, those are the correct lyrics from Ten Years Gone in the title.

I didn’t try to quote anything in the body, but the spirit was implied.

Comment by grampa — Wednesday.August.2.2006 @ 3:58 pm


Comment by xtx — Thursday.August.3.2006 @ 3:59 am


just another reason to hate sharpies

Comment by question — Thursday.August.3.2006 @ 4:11 am

Well said.

Comment by theinsider — Thursday.August.3.2006 @ 3:26 pm

Sorry, gramps.
Want me to fly out instead? No sex, but lots of good food.

Comment by MamaQ — Friday.August.4.2006 @ 2:02 am

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