At the 30 year reunion for North Central, a girl, well woman was talking to me. I remembered her from a couple of classes we took together.
In the course of the conversation, she revealed that she had liked me and would have gone out with me if I had asked her.
OMG! At the time, true I was helping take care of my Dad, who was dying. He always asked me, though, if I was going out and having fun, dates friends etc.
I told him sure.
This got me to thinking about the girls I asked out and did not. And a friend's mention of not being asked to dance.
There were a couple who shall remain nameless. They were in my acting class. Sweet pretty and unassuming despite that said attractiveness.
I even worked on a scene with them at one of their houses! Yipes!
Yet I never asked them out. Dad would have only been an excuse and a rightful one maybe. Nonetheless I SHOULD have.
Instead one time I hemmed and hawed about a girl for a date who was a self centered biotch.
I paced and twitched, finally calling. She said she was busy that night.
After that I ignored her.
That was a pattern that repeated itself several times.
Regrets I have a few......
Not anymore. I will live and not ever pass up people to care about.