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The meanest thing anyone has ever said to you:

I’ve been thinking about this topic ever since I wrote last week’s post. I honestly can’t decide what to write about. I haven’t lived a magical, charmed life where no one has ever said anything mean to me. But writing brings up emotions and to write about this will dredge up some unpleasant memories that I don’t want to revisit. Do I talk about episodes that happened as a kid? Do I talk about a rough patch I went through with my sister? Or my husband? My parents? No. It’s all written down in my journals; I don’t see the need to resurrect them here. Because I’m the kind of person who carries sorrow around with me. I live with it for a few days, make my peace, and then let it fly away. I just don’t see the point in inviting it back for the sake of a writing exercise. It’s ok if you feel I’ve gypped you out of a juicy tale. This ostrich has some sand to bury into.

Next week: Describe five memories – events you remember really well. Then take one of them further.

This is the latest exercise in my 642 Things to Write About Project. Click on the link to find out more, or click on the category 642 Things to Write About Project to read past exercises.  🙂