This post is for today’s Writing 101 prompt: Write about a loss: something (or someone) that was part of your life, and isn’t any more. Make it a three part series.
Which bin of loss would you pick from, if you were asked to write about it? :
the ‘trivial’ or the ‘valuable’ ?
the “its out there somewhere/misplaced” or the “it no longer exists”?
the “irrevocably lost never to be replaced” or “can be replaced in time”?
the “it’s meant to be lost” or “how does one lose that??!! ” ?
I have a list in each bin …at least one ,as I’m sure you do too.
Or do you pick by the raw emotion the loss causes: the one that you feel in your bones everyday or your first loss that you have forgotten until something like this triggers it? Or that loss that was your epiphany? Choices! Choices! Choices!
Talking of choices, sometimes its the choices we make that lead us down the path of loss, the kind of loss that’s tinged with regret. “If only” I said: yes”….”If only I said: No”..we think back to a certain choice at a point in time assuming that was the turning point from possession to loss. But we were already half way down the path, allowing ourselves to roll into the fork in the road. We just didn’t know it at that time.
I let myself to such a decision point and said “Yes” when I should have said “No”.
Granted, I was very young. Inexperienced. How was I supposed to know what type of loss that it would lead to? How was I to know that a bitter pill called regret would one day lodge in my throat? How was I to know, never to say ‘yes’ when you want to say ‘no’?
How was I to know that my choice would lead me to lose him forever?
–To be continued in Part 2
P.S.- I need to make this assignment a 3 part series and so..yes..going to drag it as long as I can 🙂