Two sides

There are always two sides to every story.

It is very clear to me when I write stories in this blog that I can only ever provide one side. And the joy of relationships is that there are always two points of view. I wish Ailish was still around so she could explain why she bothered with a slightly crazy, introverted, geeky boy like me. Or tell the stories she thought were important, which I’m sure would have been different from the ones I tell. All the little ways I drove her nuts, or the tricks I had learnt to calm her down. What parts of our relationship was she confident in, what parts still confused her?

All this, too, is lost.

August 11th, 2011 9:05 PM

Perhaps it is not lost, so much, as visible now only through the prism of the memories of those who knew her and heard the stories she told about you and your life together.

Perhaps a little smudged, or coloured, or seen from a different angle … but still there.

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