Memories, possibilities, and realities

“Memories and possibilities are even more hideous than realities.” – H.P. Lovecraft

No truer words have ever been printed. I can’t think of a day in the last few years that hasn’t been rife with fibromyalgia pain, stress, mistakes, and wrong turns. Realities, however, are things we can deal with. They’re right in front of us – you simply lower your head and push through. You know that reality, as much as it may suck, is going to turn into a new reality in a few moments. This new reality may suck too, but you push through, because yet another new reality is just around the corner.

We can’t push through memories and make them change. They’re there, haunting you. We can’t go back and seize possibilities that have passed. We can’t go back in time and go through a different door. All we can do is let these things follow us and always be there, like an echo somewhere in the back of your mind, always influencing your present.

Whatever you face today, face it knowing that the ramifications of how you handle it will be with you for the rest of your life. Take chances. If you don’t take chances, you’ll always remember that you had the chance, and wonder about those possibilities that never become reality.

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