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Getting Closer

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One by one I've toppled them, the glass dominoes of relationships past. Covered over by forgiveness, their jagged edges are no longer able to cut at my heart. While the lessons remain clear in my memory, I am detached and at long last able to view them objectively. I've made peace with my past for the most part, anger and resentment cast aside; but one domino still stands for me to deal with, an ugly mix of muddy colors and rage. I'm not quite to the place of forgiving when it comes to that one, but I know I must. I feel like I am finally getting closer.

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I'm linking up with Ivy Walker at "Uncharted" for Six Sentence Stories
The cue this week is "close"


Come and read more Six Sentence Stories, and share one of your own!

10 comments:

  1. First to those first two sentences are just such perfect descriptors! I'm glad you're feeling closer there's nothing worse than that feeling of needing to let something go and you just can't

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    1. Thank you Ivy! I see dominoes as something lined up in a row that beg for being toppled over and that reflects life's hurdles too. I know that forgiveness brings peace, so ultimately it is the only answer.

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  2. An excellent description of what happens when you do move past something that happened. Good luck with that last domino.

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    1. Thank you Mimi!! Sometimes I find myself surprised to discover that I have finally let go of the emotional attachment to some painful issue/relationship from my past. Then I realize it wasn't so hard to do after all. I will get that last one toppled over soon, it's nudging at me lately, and my soul says "let it go."

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  3. Sadly the muddy colors and rage are hurting you rather than others. You may rue the past but don't take it with you if you enjoy the present. Our lives are too short to carry a bag of grievances.

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    1. That is absolutely true, Old Egg. Resentment does far more damage to the one who carries it, and ultimately forgiveness is for that one even more than for the one who is forgiven. The one whose name is on that last domino left this world at a young age, and someday soon I will finally be able to wish his soul to be at peace. Just as you say, life is so much nicer if we aren't dragging around a lot of emotional baggage!

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  4. Oh, Josie this is so beautiful. And the words, with jagged edges, create imagery. I have no doubt you will unlock that door to forgiveness and topple the last domino.

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    1. Thank you Val! That was the best way I could think of to describe what those stumbling blocks in life feel like.

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  5. I'm picturing that last domino, teetering. Beautifully worded, Josie!

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    1. Thank you, Dyanne! It is indeed teetering, as I realize that all the anger in the world can't change what was and it's time to let it go.

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