A difference between listening and hearing.
A difference between wanting and needing.
On occasion, it's difficult to tell one from the other.
You still wonder sometimes, what would have happened if you'd looked the other way, whether things would have turned out differently. Whether what you feel now would still hold true. Make no mistake; it still would have happened, whether you turned just at the last second, or whether it bludgeoned you on the back of the head, or whether it simply found another way, it would have happened.
You lie there as though your wings are broken, but they've never been spread wider. They wait for you to stop clinging to your last scrap of nostalgia so they can let you soar once more. You're on the brink, just put in a little more effort; before you know it, you'll be flying high. Stop looking for the past in the future, be brave and take a different path. Open up to what you don't know.
Just don't sit there and let life pass you by, because you're waiting for your miracle to happen. You have to reach for it. Otherwise you will end up sitting on that same old street corner, old and frail, wondering where on earth you went wrong, and why you're still there when all else have moved on, climbed higher.
Remember, there's a difference between staring at something and grabbing it.
A difference between seeing, appreciating and understanding.