August 5, 2014
For a few months now, I've been examining options for how to act purposefully, decently, with antenna up for both your feelings and mine. Your birthday card remains here in front of me. It seems shoddy to shove a note with a cover into your mailbox reminding you that I'm still here, still charged with the need to placate you. Why else would a message show up on this one particular day? It's a continuation of the "you're important/ family's important" game. I'm bowing out. There's been no indication from you or yours that anyone is interested in continuing it.