Take The Good When And Where You Can, Before The Walking Dead Do.
The primary subplot of this week’s episode focused on Aaron, Jerry, Lydia, and Elijah making their way back to Virginia to help out Oceanside, who’d been catching the worst of it from Lance Hornsby’s incursion into the communities.
While stopping at an abandoned Renaissance fair amusement park, Elijah attempts to kiss Lydia, who pulls back and quickly volunteers to back up Aaron during the night watch, seemingly to avoid Elijah. Later, she explained to Aaron that she felt she might never be able to love again after losing Henry in such dramatic fashion at the hands of her mother during the war with the Whisperers. Aaron responded by recounting to her his meeting Eric sometime before the outbreak, and, after months of shooting down his advances, finally agreeing, lamenting that, after Eric’s death at the hands of the Saviors, he wished he’d taken back at least one “no”, so as to get more time with his ill-fated husband. He ultimately told Lydia not to delay her happiness if it was within reach because it could so easily be taken away, and she’d miss out on it entirely.
In a zombie apocalypse, happiness may, nay, probably will be, very fleeting. With so many threats wandering around in the world at that point, it would be easy for zombies or hostile survivors to come along and wreck your life and the people in it.
My point is that, with this being such a possibility, it means you should take the time that you have within the apocalypse by the horns and not deny yourself what happiness you can get with other people. If you have people in your life you care about, you should let them know and take whatever time you can get together because, at any old time, something could come along and take one of you from the other. Whatever free time you can get together, take, and treat each day like it could be your last because, in a zombie apocalypse, it very well could be.