kdotdammit took this picture in 1991:
danlmarmot took this picture in 2005:
The first picture is of my college boyfriend Mark, who died four years ago today. The second picture is of my nephew Mark, who was born three and a half years ago - here he is enjoying breakfast at Brian's in San Diego, while trying to foist off some orange marmalade on me [fat chance!].
Sometimes it's important to remember where you've been, if only to remind yourself what's really important in your life. It's all too easy to think about what's lost and what might have been - without noticing all of the wonderful people that surround you.