Generous to a fault and without the ambiguity of ‘from’. ‘For’ is directed at others. “For’ is faithful ‘forever, ‘for good.’ Full of promises. A meek word with grand visions. Not that you actually made these promises.

When I’m saying ‘you’, I mean that undisclosed you who is also specific. Not the empty and general one, which anyone can put on and so is paradoxically more personal. I’m growing to like those apparent contradictions – the open which can only be concrete, and the specific which is inscrutable. It’s the gears and springs not only of our thought but our deeds and lives. If everything became too perfectly expressed we’d seize up in the precision or the the harmony would bring us to rest.

No, no one ever said ‘forever’.