Tuesday, November 6, 2012

"I would give anything."

These were the words of a...younger man.

I would...

I would no longer give anything.

My feelings about the issue have waned, somewhat.

New priorities have arisen.

Reality has taken on a new shape.

I have changed.

Considerably.

I would no longer give anything.

But I would still give most things.

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  1. I sometimes believe that I would, too, "give anything."

    If I could just go back and take back what he did to me. If only to change my entire persona, if only to feel as I'm suppose to about such things.

    If I could just go back and fight him, I would give anything to go back and end him.

    I think these things sometimes; only sometimes.
    Then I realize that I can't go back.

    I realize there is nothing I could give, even if I offered anything, everything. So maybe I 'would' give anything. But there is nothing there to accept my offering, nothing that could accept my anything and take it back.

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    1. Exactly. "Would" does not necessarily mean "can." As difficult as it can often be, we must always move forward.

      But that does not mean that we have to be okay with everything that happens to us. Some things are irreconcilable. Some things should not be forgotten. "Moving on" does not mean forgetting about the things that have brought us to where we are. It simply means finding the courage to always continue living - to continue progressing, both as individuals and as a society.

      It has been the greatest challenge of my life, so far: living on. But it has always been worth the effort.

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