I've always been pretty good at remembering dates. But, apparently, only if the significance of said date is realized right away.
There's this one date that I really wish I knew. But I don't
I can rattle off every other relevant date without batting an eye. But the most important date? The first relevant date?
At that, I can only guess.
See, I used to think that this all grew as time passed. That there was a reason for it. That I wasn't crazy. This was yet another series of lies that I told myself. So that I'd think that I was more normal than I really was.
But it didn't grow. Instead, my denial and my disbelief - they shrank. They shrank until there came a day when I had to believe, because there was nothing left to do. Occam's Razor definitely applied.
I know that fucking date, when I finally saw the truth. When everything changed inside while the outside remained exactly the same as it had always been. I remember that date. Like it was important or something.
That date was nothing. I'd finally opened my eyes. Whoop-dee fucking doo.
The important date, the one I should know, so that I can celebrate or mourn as dictated by whatever my current mood and circumstances happen to be, all I can do is guess at that date.
I think I'm going to guess September 24th, 2003. That's at least close. It's what you'd call an educated guess.