Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Loss of Memories

I decided not to link up this week to the meme I really want to get back to. The prompt this week was to pretend you could write away your worst memory.

A few things keeps you from responding to a post such as this. One is sharing those worst memories with the world. At least the "world" who reads you blog. It seems like every worst memory has someone within it you want to protect. A decision or choice leads to our worst memories, and those choices are not always the best.

Another reason...you don't want them to disappear. Those memories, no matter how bad...make you, you. All my memories good or bad, have created the me I am. I have learned from those memories. I have cherished memories created from those bad memories.

However, I think as a writer, we need to share it all. What I love to read...are other people's stories, their memories. Their choices in the midst of what may be their worst memories have created some of the best stories there are to read. As a writer I will need to find creative ways to share these memories, and these stories.

Our bad memories, are God's stories of how He worked it all out. How he took our poor choices and used them for His good. So that within them, we can learn, grow and have some special memories to cherish, always.


  1. You make a good point, the situation we have been through have made us who we are. And like you, I'm not sure I would want to share mine either. Because I would b sharing the most vulnerable mOments where I have been my most weakest, most afraid, most...ah, everything. Moments I have rarely shared outside family, let alone somewhere tht could pop up on a googlesearch.

    Good to know I'm not the only one who feels that way!

  2. I agree with you about this that God uses all things in our lives. He even uses those ugly memories we don't want to share. There were many I did not want to share but did decide to purge myself of one memory that has had a good outcome. You'll like the ending. I've missed you.


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