Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Things I could have said...

Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more
difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting
Ben Franklin

Ben Franklin said it well, but Swistle might have said it better. There are always things that you would really like to say to people, but for the sake of manners whatever reason, sometimes you don't. But the beauty of blogging, among other things, is that it is the perfect opportunity for those things that were left unsaid. The key is to not give a lot of background - just to say it and move on. So here we go...

1. I didn't make a mistake, and I don't regret it. But I am sorry.

2. You're the most selfish person I know. I thought that maybe that would change. But I've given up. And that makes me sad.

3. I am totally crazy about you.

4. I think that you are one of the craziest people I know. I know you can't help it, but that doesn't keep me from wanting to reach out and slap you sometimes.

5. I seriously have no idea how we ended up a part of the same family.

6. You have terrible taste.

7. I think that your marraige is a mistake. A huge mistake.

8. What you are doing is wrong. And you know it. And it makes me think less of you, because I thought that you were better than that.

9. You are not nearly as smart as you think you are.

10. I'm not really sure how we grew apart, but I think it might have been my fault. And I'm sorry about that - I should have tried harder.

What do you have to say?

1 comment:

Sarah said...

I wish I hadn't let your crazy parents (and your inability to defend me from them) make me feel so bad about myself for so long. And yet I still feel fondly towards you. I still have dreams about you, and they are always bittersweet.

Sometimes I feel like I hung on to my faith in God despite your example, not because of it. I used to resent you for that, but now I mostly just feel sorry for you.

It feels strange to me that we are sisters. You seem like a different SPECIES sometimes.