February 11, 2013

Revisits and regrets

We all do it...revisiting events, that is. We revisit memories, revisit incidents...revisit the past in any which way we can. Sometimes, the revisits are intended...mostly when the memories are good. But many a time, unintended revisits happen due to random triggers. Dates, people, places, foods, smells, occasions, outfits, conversations...just about anything!

An intentional revisit is just great, isn't it? It can be both happy or sad but the reason you revisit it is because that particular event or memory is special in some way. But what do you do when you revisit something unintentionally, whether happy or sad? Do you recall the moments that got you there? Or do you push them out of your mind hoping that you will forget them if you try hard enough? Surely, all those moments couldn't have been that bad! You wouldn't have got there otherwise, would you?

"Life is a journey, not a destination". I'm not sure who said that but I believe that. If you didn't experience the things that you did, then you wouldn't be the person that you are. Someone else said "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened".

It's not easy...most definitely not. But through the smiles and the tears, you learn to remember...and to not regret.

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