This holiday and I were never friends

This year should have been different.

It’s not every year that someone tells you you’re his soulmate.

I don’t know if I believe in soulmates. But I know I was happy for a while there.

Honestly, I never knew anything to be so good, on every level.

Funny how everything in life that’s so hard becomes so much more bearable when you’re “in it,” whatever “it” is.

Funnier still how the stars never really seem to align.

And that the universe keeps turning even though you wonder on what earth something so good just didn’t work out.

But you know to thank those stars that aligned for as long as they did to make it happen in the first place.

God, I never hated leaving so much.

I have some amazing memories, though.

I know how it’s supposed to feel now, too. So I recognize it, next time.

I get a “next time,” right?

“We sang Bobby McGee on the hood of my car
Made a wish on every star
In that clear September sky
One bottle of wine and two Dixie cups
3 a.m., I fell in love
For the first time in my life
Oh that something
Just don’t happen twice.”

— Kenny Chesney, “Don’t Happen Twice”

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