Revive Your Past . . . Prompt #334

Revive Your Past

Something inside you is too loyal to permit you to turn your back on everything you loved and simply walk away. No matter how many times people tell you to let the past go, it’s never possible. You’ll never move wholeheartedly into the future unless you take your beloved past with you.  And that’s exactly as it should be.

There’s no reason to turn your back on a happy past. Sometimes we try to turn away from the past because we feel it somehow betrayed us. It’s as though we loved our past, but our past didn’t love us. So we go on strike and pretend we don’t care, as if to punish fate for being unkind. Fate never cares, of course, so we only hurt ourselves.

Prompt:  What do you . . . or what does your character pretend to not care about?

Today’s prompt is inspired from I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was by Barbara Sher.

For more prompts about writing about your past, click on:

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How To Write A Memoir—Part Two

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