After being in a relationship that got progressively limiting, I now find myself unable to picture what new relationships with people will be like. How great could they be?

I began to remember seeing a program where Leo Buscaglia described the world as your birthday present that you get the day you’re born. I found the quote:

Rip it open! Tear off the top! It’s just full of love and magic and joy and wonder and pain and tears. All of the things that are your gift for being human.

That was my gift way before I met G. Did I allow myself to be brainwashed out of the magic of the world? Am I going to the tree on Christmas morning not wanting to open any of the packages because I just know they’ll only contain Clappers, Chia Pets, and white crew socks?