It’s Never Too Late

It’s never too late.

There’s a lot of talk, sometimes, about the moment passing. That the silence has gone on too long, and it’s too hard. That whatever was there between two people has somehow vanished, for whatever reason. And that whatever happened to separate two people has become bigger, somehow, than what’s between them. Sometimes, that is true. But for me, thinking about it right now, I don’t buy it. It’s an excuse, a reason not to reach out. Because of fear. Reaching out, after a long time, it’s hard. It takes guts. It takes courage.

Being scared doesn’t mean it’s too late. It just means you’re scared.

Think about this for a minute. How often do wish push something aside, because it’s “too late?” How often do we say, “I should have done….” or “I should have said…?” Too often. It’s a load of horseshit wrapped in fear, lit on fire – burning in your stomach. That crazy nervous feeling when you think about it? That’s fear. So, the easy thing to do is to walk away from the idea of reaching out. Because, damn, it’s a crazy thing. It’s always a risk.

So, you tell yourself it’s too late. But the truth is that it isn’t, not unless you’re dead. If there’s a working phone, a street address, an email, a skywriter, a singing telegram – it’s never, ever too late. Oh, it might be complicated. It might feel like a circus full of mess. But too late? Nope. You can’t pin that label on it, not really.

If there’s something you’re thinking about, whether it be a career change or a person you’re missing, it’s not too late. It’s only too late when you stop breathing. It’s only too late when you stop allowing yourself to try.

Take a breath. And try.

“I belong with you, you belong with me — you’re my sweetheart.”

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