Learning About Life

“I have learned so many things, Father. Not just how to make vichyssoise or … a sauce vinaigrette, but a much more important recipe. I have learned how to live, how to be in the world and of the world, and not just to stand aside and watch. And I will never, never again run away from life, or from love, either.”

Sabrina Fairchild

I have a friend who keeps asking me what is the story between Goldfinch and Jack. She seems to think I just flitted between the two of them out of a fickle nature.

Already I have shared with her my story several times, but she still seems to think very little of my relationships. I get tired of explaining what at the end of the day is between myself and Goldfinch, and myself and Jack.

One thing I do know is that before I was attacked, other people were influencing me too much when it came to my relationships. Other people, friends, colleagues and strangers made it impossible to enjoy a relationship with Jack at all.

I learnt how to not be so easily influenced, not be so worried about what others thought when they did not know my true situation. I may well have learnt how to live I guess. I was not going to be running away any more – neither from life, nor from love.

4 thoughts on “Learning About Life”

  1. I think your situation is was that your Jack was not quick enough to act on his feelings and react to the challenges that others were causing you. A lot of damage resulted. Your Goldfinch came along at a time you were recovering and he was like a breath of fresh air. But he did not know how valuable you are. When Jack had matured he recognised the opportunity for a second chance and did not hesitate to take it.

    I know you have said this before, but your Goldfinch was just what you needed at that time, but it is Jack who views you as a prize beyond all he deserves. So you are with the right man.

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