Now that the semester has ended, there is time to catch up and reflect.
There was a moment in one of my classes when we talked about relationships.
It was my Social Psychology course.
I can't remember the context, but we arrived at the point of saying that in a relationship it feels horrible to be made to feel like a burden.
This was a course with mostly juniors and seniors.
After class I typed one sentence in my iPhone notes: "I'm sorry I'm a burden to you." It remains in my notes and I'm looking at it today.
There is no place for this sentence to go, other than this blog.
I like the idea of it as a poem.
Or as a line in a play: "I'm sorry I'm a burden to you."
Or as the basis of a song.
Being honest, in our relationship history we have both probably made others feel like a burden and been made to feel like a burden.
In any direction, it doesn't feel good.