"some mornings its alright, some mornings you pet your cat with bare feet and watch him eat breakfast"
If you have a cat, that is. Maybe if he'd stayed with the cat, he would still be here... They say that animals can regulate your heart rhythm if the connection is there. He said he missed him, when the question of love and loneliness came up.
But that's not what I wanted to write about. Some days you just can't put one foot in front of the other without thinking of all the missteps you made. It's common wisdom that only the present exists - the past is gone and the future is uncertain. But I think only the past exists for sure. And it's unchangeable. The present turns into the past with each breath. Just as you can't change the past, you can't change yourself. That's why regret is useless. Even if you return to the past you would still be you. How could you do things differently? Even with hindsight. It's not like I lacked foresight. I was just powerless to change things. The game is rigged. All you can do is wait for it to play out. Then you'll know the score. And then it doesn't matter.