1.17.2007

A Faulknerian Analysis: Part 6 of 10

“Gratitude” does not express the extent to which I thank you for everything you’ve ever done and will do for me, its implications—that I both comprehend and dutifully appreciate your generosity—failing to grasp the depth of your love and my ignorance of how to repay it, and yet a power greater than man deems that you will be happy with a simple “thanks” or a hug or my own expression of love or, when I forget to express, a mere wave goodbye; you deserve so much more from me and the world and God; you deserve so much more happiness and freedom and honesty and time, and I sincerely regret that I can give but a “thanks.”