Owen is not the same as he was before this recent hospitalization. He hasn’t returned to his pre-crisis state and I am slowly coming around to the idea that this is simply the new reality – shifting from describing him as ‘broken’ or ‘changed’, to just acknowledging what is. And moving forward from here, not back there.
It’s all of our life’s work, yes? To live in the moment?
I wish I had written a book before all those other people did.