Shawn L. Bird

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past thoughts May 10, 2012

Filed under: Pondering — Shawn L. Bird @ 5:32 pm
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“The past is never where you think you left it.”

-Katherine Anne Porter

Sometimes a quote just whacks you in the gut.  This is one that left me staring at the words on the screen.  It’s true.

You can’t go back again.  When we turn around, everything has changed.  Like some giant game of Labrynth, every move alters the environment.  What’s was, is gone forever.

And yet.

In our idealized, romanticized, wishful, hopeful past, we may find the imaginary gleanings that take us safely onward.  The loved ones left behind still live, our decisions were right, and history is accurate.

Hindsight is 20/20, after all.


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