I’ve said before I would never change the past if I could. The things I’ve done have turned me into the man I am today. But that’s not completely true. There is one thing I would do. One thing I would change. I never should have let them go. I would tell a younger me to stop being an idiot. I would tell him that they were worth following to the ends of the Earth and beyond. I could have saved myself a lot of pain and heartache if I’d learned earlier that paradise isn’t merely a place. The right people can make any place paradise. Julie and Alex were the right people.