I met you at a very strange time in my life.

Over the last couple of years, the photos of me when I was a kid…...well, they’ve started to give me a little pang or something - not unhappiness, exactly, but some kind of quiet, deep regret. I keep wanting to apologize to the little guy: ‘I’m sorry, I’ve let you down. I was the person who was supposed to look after you, but I blew it. I made wrong decisions at bad times, and I turned you into me.’"
--Nick Hornby, High Fidelity