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Every Tuesday Two Writing Teachers provide an opportunity to share your writing.

I was flat on my back sick this week with nothing to interfere with reflecting about people, places and things.  Like most people I have learned to live with regrets.  I push them into the corners of a dark closet in my mind and hope they become like that lost baseball cap that you could never figure out where it got to.  One of the regrets worked its way to the front of the closet and rudely knocked on the closet door and demanded some attention.  At the same time, the teacher arrived in my life.  The teacher gave me a lesson I didn’t want but I certainly did need.


So this week the regret has been pulled out of the dark corner of the closet and Chapter 1 of the lesson has been lovingly completed.

Wishing you a week with no regrets,


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.

13 Responses

  1. I loved the metaphor! I’m wondering if regrets are unresolved issues. It seems to me that if you are regretting doing or not doing something, you need to take it back a few notches and work it out. It looks like that is what happened to you. Glad your teacher was there, close by!

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  2. lisaorchard1

    I hope you’re feeling better, Bernadette. My theory on regrets is that if a person doesn’t have any, they probably didn’t push through their comfort zone. At least you weren’t afraid to try. Whatever happened didn’t turn out the way you planned, but you gave it a shot. There’s something to be said for that. 🙂

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  3. Hi Bernadette! My favorite line from your piece is this: …rudely knocked on the closet door and demanded some attention. I love the way you personified Regret, which really just emphasizes the way regrets can become large-than-life. Best wishes to you!

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  4. Anonymous

    Hope you are feeling better. I too have had those regrets that “knocked on the closet door and demanded some attention” In my case, it happens in the night when I am trying to get some sleep. Sometimes I can have a heart to heart with them and let them go and other times, I am forced to face up to them and deal. Good luck!



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