Barry, the world isn’t different because you changed the timeline. Change happens. Tragedy happens. People make choices, and those choices affect everyone else. You’re not a god, Barry.
You met a man who marvels wide-eyed at the miracles of nature. So I am. You met a man who has known pain and tragedy. And so I am. You met a man who wanted to possess you for his own ends, but instead, he fell in love. That’s the man I am, and the monster.
When my ex attacked me, it was the worst day of my life. But I didn’t lay down and die. I came out stronger. That’s the thing with tragedy. It makes you live for the now.
Most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally bad, but by people being fundamentally people.
Listen, children. I know that the loss of your parents was a great tragedy, but you can still have the life they wanted for you.