One thing I've noticed today. Just one thing out of a million things that swarmed through my head as I continued my struggle for clarity and my desperate grasping at resolve. One tiny trivial tidbit that's stuck with me.
For months, either too many times or not enough times, I would say, "I wish things were different."
But today, those words are no longer appropriate. Today, those words are no longer true.
Today, I'm imagining saying, "I wish things had been different."
Slightly different tense, for an incredibly different reality.