What a decade. I am going to be spending New Year’s Eve holed up at home, I think, trying to figure out just what happened these past ten years. Have you ever realized something that seemed pessimistic, except that it made you a better person?
Posts Tagged ‘loss’
It’s the longest night of the year where I live in the northern hemisphere. Do you ever go out to watch meteor showers, stare at the sky until you see a streak? Have you ever cast a wish, then realized you could make it come true?
I have seen you many times. You are the one who held eye contact with me as the elevator closed, who mouthed a word I could not read through the window of a bus, who dared me to approach from behind your fortress and your sentinels of friends. These encounters, and even the glimpses of [...]
It seems awkward, or unexpected, or untoward to say how you feel, so you don’t. It seems like you have a friendship, a rapport, maybe a better chance to say it later, to lose. But things have a way; they conspire to lose you the things you are trying not to lose.
When the bear market began in 2007, I thought it would bottom soon. I bet on a rebound that never came. My pulse raced at the news, the win so tangible, the loss unthinkable. They say that hope has strength, but I can tell you, it does not have effect. Every day, I watched another [...]