I've never been a daring person.
I don't jump off the high dive; I ease in, one toe at a time. I drive the speed limit. I stay off-stage when we go to karaoke. I've never done drugs or paid too much for shoes or got in the car without a map. I've never gone all in. I've never put a blue streak in my hair or gotten a tattoo.
I am dependable and careful and responsible. I do the right thing even when it's not what I want to do. I say what others want to hear, measuring my words on a Richter scale, calculating risk and damage. I don't rock the boat; I hand out the life jackets. I hide behind what if's and should have's and unused wishes.
I wonder if I've lived my life avoiding regrets only to wind up with a soul full of them.
Safe. Stable. Stale.