It may be because people have a tendency to leave without me knowing. Some days, I’d have liked to at least have said, “goodbye.” It’s enough to keep me up, or wake me up in the middle of the night, wondering why I wasn’t reason enough for them to stay.
I like to think that the reason I’m such a light sleeper is that one day, you might come in without me knowing. And that’s a day I’d want to remember. It’s important to me that I can picture the moment you turn that handle, walk through that door, and enter my life.