“The truth was, you couldn’t ever really know what was in someone else’s heart. It was difficult enough to know what was in your own.” – “The Devil Wins” by Robert B. Parker
Time and the flow of life change us dramatically through the years.
Ever reconnected with someone after decades of absence? You remember them as they were and eventually you end up trying to reconcile that memory with the current version.
That exercise can very well become a dead end.
So cherish the memory and keep it safe.
Unless, of course, the memory is a lie.
“They reached emotional crossroads at different times.” – “Innocent Monster” by Reed Farrel Coleman