I believe families, friends, and even just acquaintances of simple encounters take for granted what is directly in front of them. The time the bulb finally lights is when it’s too late. All the playful games, and/or bullshit usually comes to an end when that happens, although, in many situations, it is too late to appreciate what was lost or what could have been gained.
To those who accept the perspectives, outlook, and / or learning curves of others, thank you; you are the ones who made a conscious decision to overlook the individual flaws we each have and decided to stick it out. In a lot of situations when the bulb clicks on it’s only when one is saying their goodbyes at the grave site. That slab of stone will listen, but cannot reach out a hand to shake or reach around and give one that embrace for which you waited. So, my simple message is “Don’t wait too long.”