'... it will be some time yet', he said using no words, just a smile in his dark eyes....
I have been reminded, in the most subtle way, that things will never be the same as they were. Intelligent conversation is something I miss, discussing business theories and shared experiences... how much have I given up?
There was a time when my career would dictate my life, where nothing mattered but the success of my client. I put myself in questionable situations where my core beliefs were put at risk and looking back.. I miss the adrenalin that comes with that.
The chase, if you like. The urgency of getting that campaign/product out. meeting the deadline, making the decisions & playing all the games along the way.... how has so much changed?
Re-telling my little story and listening to another reminded me of happier times, where sharing was natural and easy and didn't come with conditions. But alas, how do I miss something that was never mine?
Looking forwards and knowing that a life-time has passed, bitter-sweet thoughts enter my mind and subtly, I
say thank-you...Thank you for your discussion and your openness (although guarded - amusing me thinks) Thank you for reminding me that although the life I have left behind is one I miss and don't want to forget but my experiences will always carry me forward....