"Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable." -- Sidney J. Harris
A friend sent me a link to this one quite some time ago (11/26/03) and it made quite an impact when it was sent:
A friend... is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words. -Anonymous
Strangely enough, I already had it in my sig files and may have processed it as this on some subconscious level- the meaning is pretty much the same with only slight differences:
To love a person is to learn the song
That is in their heart,
And to sing it to them
When they have forgotten.
Each version rings true.. as does the first quote.
edit 11:56PM- no, not sleeping yet, but should be. Someday I will have to find anonymous and thank her/him- there are certainly enough quotes all over the place attributed to that writer. ;-)
For now I will concentrate on the words and learning the song, and try to live so as not to have any of those regrets.