Friday, October 06, 2006

will never

People always say "never say never"...

But I like the idea of the 'will never'. Will never leave you. Will never break your heart. Will never hurt you. Will never tell a lie.

Of course 'will never' never happens...until it does. Eventually we can't hold out. What we thought wouldn't - we do and there's really not much we can do about it once it's done. We cheat on husbands or wives, we don't say anything when we're given more change than due at the gas station, we drink and we drive. But afterwards we say we'll never do it again.

It's the thought that counts when it comes to the 'will never'. The idea that we'll try. We'll try to not want to move away from the people we love. We'll try not to fall in love with other people. We'll try not to give in to our vices. Try not to take on more than we can handle.

Maybe we'll inevitably give in. But at least we'll never stop trying. Trying is better than nothing. At least, that's what I'm trying to believe.

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