Perspective Is Everything
Just copied the following from an e-mail I was sending a friend:
I’m beginning to realize that perspective is everything. The more I focus on the past and all of the things I’m bitter about in the present, the more tragic all this seems. On the other hand, the idea of new beginnings, a fresh start, one door closing and another opening makes it all seem more optimistic. I’ve been with this woman 23 years; that is half of my life, and nearly the entirety of my adult life. Everything up to this point has been framed in the context of being married to her. Furthermore, I’ve been miserable for at least the last 10 years, downright disgusted for the last 7. This is the change I’ve been yearning for. I’m beginning to get a glimpse of life with new eyes. So much is possible from this day forward. It all sounds so obvious, but it is too big to wrap my head around it. All these years, all these ways of thinking and doing and imagining and being – all of that and so much more are up for revision, and I’m free to make it as I please. Crazy! Crazy cool! A part of me is really excited!