You ask me about regret? Let me tell you a few things about regret, my darling. There is no end to it. You cannot find the beginning of the chain that brought us from there to here. Should you regret the whole chain, and the air in between, or each link separately, as if you could uncouple them? Do you regret the beginning which ended so badly, or just the ending.self? —- White Oleander
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mending whole was good as new. What is broken is broken - and I’d rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I live.
It was a long time ago that the gentle innocence left my eyes and drove my beating heart to tear. She was a happy child, the girl that smiled just to see another face smiling back at her.