Billie Letts

Why does anyone lie? ‘Cause we’re scared or crazy, maybe just because we’re mean. I guess there’s a million reason to lie, and I might’ve told that many…but none like that. I guess there’s always that one lie we never get over. What? Oh, maybe you don’t know about it yet. Maybe you never tell a lie so big it can eat away a part of you. But if you ever do…and if you get lucky…you might a chance to set it right. Just one chance to change it. Then it’s gone. And it never comes back again.

You’re dying right now. Right this minute.’ He looked at his watch, said, ‘Right this second,’ then tapped it with his finger. ‘See there? That second passed. It’s gone. Not gonna come again. And while I’m talking to you, every second I’m talking, a second is passing. Gone. Count them up. Count them down. They’re gone. Each one bringing you closer to your dying time.

Well, sometimes love seems easy. Like..it’s easy to love rain…and hawks. And it’s easy to love wild plums…and the moon. But with people, seems like love’s a hard thing to know. It gets all mixed up. I mean, you can love one person in one way and another person in another way. But how do you know you love the right one in every way?