Stung by the Past

Being stung by the past, is pretty much the worst feeling ever.  There are all these idioms about how “tomorrow is a new start,” “time will dilute everything,” but the truth is the composition of who you are today is developed from your past.  Your past will always be there.  Memories and reverberations from the past will continue to bring you feelings of warm sunshine or haunt you like an ever-present demon.  Ultimately, whether life goes on depends on your will to not feed and fatten your hauntings with your undivided attention. 



Sometimes I feel that we do not spend enough time trying to understand those closest to us.  Sometimes you can find the most surprising things about those most near and dear to you.  This is a toast to not taking people for granted.  This is fairly cliche, but sadly too often the case.  Sometimes, I feel as though it is the act of trying to care more and understand more that is heartwarming for oneself.  It is the act of trying to be more human that makes us feel more human.  Perhaps, the psychological finding of how in actuality, it is the action that justifies the attitude can apply in this scenario as well.