He was loathe to see himself as a foolish old man, but that’s exactly who he was. Dawn found him awakening from dreams full of regret. Opportunities squandered, promises broken. Other people had moved on, but not him. Not really. Sure, he moved across the globe to get a new start, but upon arriving he realized to his horror that he had brought himself along on the journey.
Sure, there were new people for him to meet, new women for him to snare, but what would be the point if it all ended up in the same mess he’d created many times before? He could claim that his intentions were good and always had been, but even he didn’t buy it. It was deception, pure and simple. No use continuing to fool himself.
The only way out of this would involve changing his behavior. He would have to learn to…
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