“Almost” is the most heart-wrenching word in the English language. It is a most disgusting, revolting word. It tugs at the heart strings, feeding the demons of the soul. Almost is, too, the most heart-warming word in the English language. It is forgiving. It is the soft embrace of a new beginning. Almost is also apparently the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.
I thank the heavens and earth for that precious, precious word, for today I almost (almost!) kissed a fish.