Saturday, July 26, 2014


This weeks prompt:

One of the most painful experiences of my life was experiencing what it feels like to have someone I love not recognize me on sight, and forget my name.  Not just anyone, but two people who took care of me, taught me things, and helped raise me.  

At the same time, I realize that there is blessing in forgetting.  As someone who struggles hard with change, at the same time I can't help but think that change is such a beautiful thing because many times it helps us to forget the severity of the hurts of the past whether they are physical or emotional.

Sometimes when I look back at things I wrote in the past, I can see the emotion emanating from them and while what I was writing about might seem 100 miles away, when I really stop to look at the events that transpired in my own words, see my emotions and reactions on paper in ink and compare them to my thoughts about the situation now... I can see the beauty that comes with forgetting.  

While I've experienced the pain of forgetting, I've seen the beauty too.  What would life be like if time and change didn't dull the pain, and we never forgot?


  1. I can relate to reading things I wrote years ago and seeing how the pain has dulled. Interesting to think about a world where we never forget and never loose the fresh feeling, especially of emotional pain. On one hand, I wouldn't want to suffer like that but at the same time, it might make everyone more cautious of how we treat each other.

  2. Reading things I've written in the past, especially my poems, makes me wish there are thing I could truly forget. So I can relate. ❤

  3. "I forget while I'm teaching my daughter to not let a man make you feel small or take away your self-worth I have to "practice what I preach" :'-(