I cured myself of shyness when it finally occurred to me that people didn’t think about me half as much as I gave them credit for. The truth was, nobody gave a damn. Like most teenagers, I was far too self-centered. When I stopped being prisoner to what I worried was others’ opinions of me, I became more confident and free.
- Lucille Ball
It’s time to reflect on the past year. To review what has gone wrong, what has gone right, and what has affected who I am as a person. I thought I’d try for something in the murky gray area of bittersweet experience. I will never know their names. I will never be able to recognize them on a street corner. I don’t know them, I will never know them, and yet I will never forget sitting in a darkened theater next to two people trying desperately to remember their past.