“There you are Kathleen. No — don’t say a word. Just rest and hear me out.
“Recall our chaotic romance at age 15 and my saying that you were a wish come true? How often you said, “You wished for this,” before leading us into some new havoc? You were audacious, wayward, irreverent, unpredictable — and our relationship — it became a meteorite burning bright but burning quickly out.
“Hang-gliders to alcohol — you wanted to do it all.
“I read of your overdose on-line, prayed for your family’s loss — and wished that my wife — was more like you. “