What goodness she might hold in her heart had been overshadowed by her actions, again and again. She wasn’t a bad person, but she might was well be.
The only victories which leave no regret are those which are gained over ignorance.
There were so many places in my time with Rogerson that I wished I could go back to, hitting the stop button at just one moment to stop everything that came after. I had so many If Onlys, but each place I thought to stop meant missing something that came later. I needed it all, in the end, to make my own story find its finish.
The first reaction is surely the most natural one, but not always the most correct one; thereupon, the invention of apologies.
…I am a person who believes in form, in the harmony of order. Where we can, we must give things a meaningful shape. … It is important in life to conclude things properly. Only then you can let go. Otherwise you are left with words you should have said but never did, and your heart is heavy with remorse…”
~Life of Pi, chapter 94
Take ACTION! When we DO NOT take action, our potentiality becomes the soil that houses the seeds of our regret.
It was like we were both trying to hold onto something that was slipping through our fingers, and we didn’t understand why. I understood more than him, of course, but just barely. I would never fully understand how I could have ever strayed from such a warm, sensitive and caring soul.
I thought of all the hardships and people that I had lost in the past few days alone, but, most of all, I thought of how I didn’t regret any of it.
I’d chosen the regret I could live with best, that’s all. I’d chosen the life I belonged to.
Go take a shower, you smell like good sex and unnecessary regret.