I just noticed I have the tendency of "lecturing" my readers now and then.
I almost let everything out. But, funny, I didn't do it. I didn't want him to feel bad. Which made me wonder if maybe I enjoyed punishing myself. Maybe we all have that secret wish. Maybe that's the reason humanity created gods, bad spirits, and demons: to have something to punish us when nothing real does. I didn't believe in any of those, though. In my case, I had to do it myself.
I knew two months wasn't a big deal for most people. But to me, it was an endless torture. Especially since I was waiting for someone dear to come back. That's why I hate it when people say to me: “It isn't that long. You'll see. It'll be over before you know it!” They forget time is relative. Just like Einstein said. You can watch time fly while watching your favorite TV show, or feel it extend forever while clutching a piece of burning coal.
I tried removing those, and the narrative reads perfectly fine. I'm curious though, about other's opinion. Should I remove them, keep them, or make them shorter? Is this an example of breaking the rule show don't tell? I was also thinking I could stick them into a dialogue.