Jeri was traveling light because she understood that carrying grudges from the past was non-productive, even self-destructive. It is, as the saying goes, like swallowing poison and expecting it to kill someone else.
We had forgotten that there isn't anything more important than taking time to restore our relationship, to reawaken and indulge our enjoyment of sensual pleasure, and to retreat into the sweet environment that supports the growth of our love and ourselves.
I'm fascinated with failure. And I don't mean the "to err is human" failure, but the crash and burn kind. It's not that I like to see other people suffer, but I think, optimistically, it shouldn't have to happen.