A Teetotaller’s Lament
From a young age, I have been in love with life.
From the chirruping birds of the morning to the singing cicadas at dusk, each day is filled with wonder and awe. This could be the day I meet The One. Now could be the time my stars align. Who’s to say that today is not the day I find my way?
Yes, life is filled with such joy and potential, how could one not be drunk on the experience?
But as an old man, facing the inevitable undiscovered country, I look back and see so many wasted opportunities, so many empty days.
The times I should have said, ‘I love you.’ The lost embrace which was never shared. A stoic expression which could have been replaced by a smile.
Unlike Frank, I have many regrets, all of them of things which I did not do. That is a sobering thought.