Lost Futures

“I guess that’s what disappointment is – a sense of loss for something you never had.”  -Deb Caletti

That relationship that could have been.

That promotion that should have been.

That trip you didn’t take.

The call you didn’t make.

The infinite possible alternative outcomes that we regret not getting to see, from the happily ever after to the epic blow up after a volatile but memorable interlude to the children we never held. 

What could have been?

What could still be though?  Better to regret what you did than regrets what you didn’t have the guts to attempt, because even an epic failure is superior than “I could have been…”