So this serves as a confession. Easier to confess to people I don't know, who've never met me and likely never will, who don't live with me, who don't say things like, "I know what you're like..." or "That's just like you" or worse, "How could you let those go all these years?"
What the hell. It's so funny, my writing that stuff out. The power of words. I wonder why I feel it has a hold on me.