Almost is so tragic.
It’s just about there, but not quite yet.
It can hold so much optimism, and it can bring so much relief.
I acknowledge it can be a word full of hope, a word deserving of a pat on the back because ‘Hey! You almost made it!’, it’s tragic because it sometimes turns desperation into false hope.
You almost finished, but couldn’t.
You almost won, but lost.
You almost succeeded, but failed.
Almost is tragic.
…But this of course, is only one pessimistic perception of the word.