Topic Post | June 2015 | Lost & Found

Uncover the past. Bring us your magic.

Brigit's Flame Writing Community

“Memory is the sense of loss, and loss pulls us after it.”
Marilynne Robinson, Houskeeping

What an odd species we are, preoccupied with the past, stubbornly fixated on what could have been if only … often unable to recognize when immersed in profound moments; rarely able to express profundity.

Yet there are those among us who can express the meanings, the applications of the painful lessons that come with humanness, those who can — if we listen, if we read them — direct us toward what treasures we cannot see with the naked, mournful eye beneath all that tragedy, shame, and tediousness — all of which drags us back to exhaustively, obsessively reexamine the past.

We have all felt the impact of losing something, or someone, thought vital to our very existence — love, reputation, wealth, youth, health, certainty. We all have loss in common, but there is more. There is something that comes with embracing the absence…

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