Timing is everything. I came across this quote only four days after my first love and heartbreak said, “I do” to someone else. It’s been over 20 years since we parted ways, but it doesn’t make the sting any less. I loved him with all a 20 year old college sophomore knew how to love, but to find “happily ever after” before seeing the world, testing my limits and dare, I say, finding myself, would have been foolish. We said, “good-bye” 20 years ago, and over time I slowly let him go, recognizing that there were many more boys to like and love. Today, as as a mature thirty-something, single gal, who is fully in tune with herself, I understand, I accept that my past is someone else’s treasure. Geoff, I loved you then, and in my heart you’ll forever be, but I am your past, she is your present, your future, until death you two part.