42. Great Effort, Great Sacrifice
The next day Felix was sitting on the steps in front of the building when I got to work. He looked sad.
He said. “I’m thirty days clean today.”
“You don’t look happy about it,” I said.
“My girlfriend came over last night.” He held up his phone to show me her picture. “She was thrilled I’m off heroin, but couldn’t understand why I wouldn’t split a bottle of wine. We’ve been together seven years. Now I gotta let her go.” He looked up at me and I could see the weariness and pain in his eyes. He added, “I’ve trudged the path, now I have to leave someone I love at the side of the road.”
“Sometimes great changes take great effort and great sacrifice,” I said.
Today I will remember: great change often requires both great effort and great sacrifice.
Life on Life's Terms III (c) 2016 by Ken Montrose
Life on Life's Terms III is a work of fiction. Any resemblance between the characters and anyone you might know is purely coincidental.