I don’t really know why I came.
Maybe because now I’m free to speak my mind.
I’ve always blamed my failings as an adult on what you did to me as a child.
Those failings … were my own.
I remember something you once said to me.
“Nature never allows a man to be more than he is. Only less.”
For years, I believed those words reflected your own bitterness and failure.
But now I understand they were for my benefit.
You were simply preparing me for what you knew would be a lifetime of disappointment and pain.
But you were wrong, I know that now.
I still believe we can be better than nature intended, even if you can’t.
You did the best you could.