Weekly Scribblings #54 and Magaly asks us to consider what "if we knew then what we know now", which occasioned a lot of self examination....and in the end I waxed philosophical! Submitted to Poets & Storytellers United, January 27, 2021
Truly there is no sanctuary for that from which we run. Life’s most valuable lesson is perhaps to accept responsibility for our life path. Whatever egregious happenstance is in our past controls us if we carry it with us like a backpack of angst. To cast it aside and accept responsibility for what happens next is a goal which brings the satisfaction of achievement. Some wise one said “No matter where you go, there you are”, and indeed it’s our life choices that determine where we go and who we are when we get there. If I knew then what I know now a decision might have altered the course of my life …. and I don’t think I want to change it, although I might have been gentler and kinder at times!