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For the last thirteen years or so, I have found myself dining at the Heartbreak Buffet.  It is run by this demon called fate and he loves to load my plate up to overflowing with all of his creations.

Bernadette, he says, I see that you have this small space on your plate empty.  Come here my dear and try some of my troubles at the office stew.  It is guaranteed to give you indigestion.

Oh really Bernadette, you haven’t had any feelings of hopeless in so very long, here is an extra helping just for you.

And just for good measure please take a triple helping of my powerless to change the situation pudding.

Now don’t get me wrong, every once in a while I sneak over to the House of Happiness.  They serve the very best buffet:  Peaceful pasta, irritation free ice cream, smooth sailing steaks, etc.

But that old demon fate finds out that I have deserted the Heartbreak Buffet and comes after me and rudely pushes me through the doors of his diner.

I am back at the Heartbreak Buffet this week but no matter what he makes me eat I am going to take this advise:

Wishing you many meals at the Happiness Hotel,



About Bernadette

I live in the small town of Haddonfield, NJ. I am at an age in my life when I seem to spend time thinking and musing about life. These musings are usually stimulated by my walks through Haddonfield, my reading of books and fellow bloggers, and my interaction with my group of fabulous family and friends.

20 Responses

  1. Step away from the buffet and continue to whistle your happy tune. I am so sorry that heartbreak has entered into your life, but you are strong enough to not let it be the only source of nourishment. Hugs to you Bernadette!

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  2. This is so creative, a happy tune even in the throes of indigestion at the Heartbreak Buffet. Hugs for your indigestion and wishing you many servings of Peaceful Pasta and irritation free ice cream! I’m whistling already! (I actually do whistle a lot!)

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  3. I have been reading some of your past posts to learn more about you. Not stalking, just appreciating your thoughtfulness. I caught just a glimpse of the “thirteen years” and I can understand why you sometimes dine at the Heartbreak Buffet. I cannot even imagine. But I know you have a big heart, and I pray that happiness will find its way in even when you are not at the Happiness Hotel. I am sending you many happy tunes…if only I could whistle!

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  4. So sorry to hear you’ve been served up another helping of heartbreak. Get on over to the Happiness Hotel and tell the old demon your not interested. Or better yet, put on your chef’s hat and transform that tasteless sorry excuse for food into something nutritious! Best to you.

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  5. I LOVE that song!

    Good reminder for me to pay closer attention to my diet, to eat more often at The House of Happiness rather than at the Hearbreak Buffet, which sucks me in to dine every once in a while. Nasty heartburn is sure to follow…..

    Love the post!




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