So, the movie is over. Not sure if it was a romance or adventure comedy. Possibly a horror flick. Turns out my gut was more accurate than my heart was. I had a moment, this afternoon, where I was hurting again but then I moved out of it. I tried to see the whole thing from a different perspective. And I could.
Human beings have basic needs. I think we all have the same needs. It’s how we deal with them that separates us. But what we need to not do is deny we have them.
And while we all feel heartache and pain, we also each deal with them differently, as well. Some of us just crawl into bed and hug the dogs and cry a bit. Some of us try to sabotage somebody else. And some of us just feel like shit that we have once again hurt somebody, when we thought we did everything possible to avoid it.
I’m sure there are many more ways we deal with our lives and trials and turmoils. But just because we deal with them differently, doesn’t mean we are feeling something more profound than somebody else.
We are all just doing the best we can with what we’ve got.
And despite how it ended or that it had to end at all, it doesn’t negate the great moments it held.
ETA: This is exactly how I felt at the time. And I think it is still true. However, I also think, looking back on this, that his pain is far deeper than even he knows. So, while the rest of us re dealing with simple broken hearts and misplaced trust, he is dealing with a broken soul.
If you wish to read the whole story in order, now with updates (edited to add), on my experience with Steven Monteforte (AKA Steven Joseph, as this blog has put a crimp in his game. And he has a different job now… Piedmont Ambulance and Keystone Ambulance. And this is his new facebook page)
Post 13 Steven Monteforte brief update.