It’s strange to think that for us, it’s been months and months, but for Tama only a few days have passed since he learned his mother was dead. This is the first time he’s even seen the coffin.
It’s funny how easily we can take things for granted. Khan, after nearly two years of looking, found a job a few months ago. He really loves his team and enjoys the work, but some nights the hours are long. As a result, I have a lot more time to myself, and it’s made me realize how much I relied on him. I neglect to eat sometimes, knowing that if I sugar crash he’d be there to sit me down in front of food. If I got mopey about something, I’d have an ear ready to listen. Now that the safety net is gone, I have to remember to take better care of myself, and sort through bouts of Artist’s Doubt on my own. On the upside, it makes me value the time we do spend together even more.
Have you ever realized that you’d taken something for granted?