Yeah, I find myself thinking, “I have just gone through two of the saddest years.” I couldn’t even imagine experiencing such sadness and I still believe that good things will happen in my life. I still look forward to the future.
I look at my 22 years with Dennis and I think before I met him I didn’t know that I could love someone so much and so deeply and for so long, and I’m really glad that he taught me I could because, you know, I’m glad that I loved someone so much. And whether I ever do again or not, I always carry with me this ... it gives me strength knowing that I have that kind of love and I have that capacity to love.
And I didn’t think about it a lot when he was around because it was my life. I took it for granted. But I have a deep appreciation for that and I, you know, I don’t see the world as a sad place, which would be very easy to see.
On the other hand, I have changed and I find at work or in other parts of life, but mostly at work, people get hysterical about stupid things. And maybe I used to, you know, something was going wrong or we didn’t hit budget numbers or this or that and, yeah, it’s kind of serious, but people get nuts. I just don’t.
I sit down, I think to myself, “No one’s died.” And I actually sometimes say that to myself and I’ve probably even said it out loud and people kind of stop when I do. I say, “No one’s died." And if no one’s died, you know what? The problem isn’t so big. It really ... it’s a cliché, but, man, does it put things in perspective.