Today I texted John asking if we could speak, because talking to him generally cheers me up. He texted back saying he’d try to find time. He is in law school and a very busy man. I replied feeling guilty and apologizing for taking up his time. He texted back: Don’t apologize. Every time I talk to someone it’s “sorry this” and “forgive me that” and “I am not worthy.” It’s like those miserable songs. They’re so depressing.
I burst out laughing and felt slightly less miserable for a bit. This is EXACTLY why I need to talk to him.
(For the culturally illiterate, John was quoting a line from the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The line was spoken by God.)