May 9: Thoughts for the Day

Every now and again, your memories torture you.  They shred your wishes and dreams and they thrash your desires against the rocks like waves in brutal storms. There’s a lesson there, somewhere, if only you can learn it.  But if  there’s no lesson, at least there’s pain, a reminder of every mistake you’ve ever made.

About John Swinburn

"Love not what you are but what you may become."― Miguel de Cervantes
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3 Responses to May 9: Thoughts for the Day

  1. Juan, I like the way your mind works. And thanks, Trisha, for the compliment!

  2. juan says:

    “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Then are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

    When I was a boy I knew ghosts as things that came bumping in the night … things that came from the devil or from hell that crept from windows or from underneath my bed.

    But as I grew older, I came to know ghosts as past memories of mine … things that I did, that I should not have done … or at least still hold as “a questionable action.”

    I once fired a man from his job in a fit of anger. That ghost visits me often. Why did I do that?
    I once said something in anger to my son that I should not have said. That ghost visits it me, too.

    Catholic confessions never help.

    And so I think that the sins we do are the stuff of ghosts….the ill actions of old men & women that come straight from hell.

  3. Trisha says:

    I like this post, John, even though its dark, I feel your meaning.

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