TIS A FAR, FAR BETTER THING
Whoever came up with that ‘tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all’ line was full of crap. Having surgery for a failing heart is better than dying for lack of the surgery. When you’re lost in the woods and have an arm turning black, it’s better to cut the sucker off than to die alone. If you hear your child crying for help in the middle of a roaring house fire, watching your skin turn crispy isn’t that bad a deal if you can rescue them to live beyond you.
But loving, truly loving and losing the one you love for no good reason you will ever understand serves no purpose at all. No Good purpose. It does provide a learning experience, but unfortunately, the lesson you learn is never worth what it costs you.
For myself, I’d much rather have skipped the enlightenment, but I wasn’t given that option.
THE OPENING PARAGRAPHS OF A NEW NOVEL OF LOVE AND LOSS