Nothing as an excuse

Trust is not something to be taken lightly. It is also something that can be easily won, but only for some. There are others who make you work for their trust, whether or not you have done something in the past to warrant such behavior. I’ve heard that trust once lost is not easily recovered, but in my experience that has also varied from person to person.

When I think of trust I am often reminded of something I have run across: the argument that is often used when infidelity is discovered.

He/She meant nothing to me. It was a mistake and it meant nothing!

The only response I’ve ever thought about, should this excuse be given to me, is: Really? That’s what you’re going with? It meant nothing? Breaking my heart meant nothing?

Worse excuse ever.

I can buy the mistake, because it was a mistake. It was something that should not have happened, but that it really didn’t mean anything? I think that part of it makes it worse, because it implies that such a decision, a decision that will kill a relationship at its heart, meant nothing to you. That I meant nothing and there was no consideration at all. The other person, or maybe whatever they stand for, they have to mean¬†something to you in order for this decision to be attractive at all.

Don’t try to pass it off as ‘nothing.’


Written for last Friday’s FreeWriteFriday challenge.

http://kellieelmore.com/2014/01/24/fwf-free-write-friday-trust/

Walking With Reason

One by one her children, those that she was able to save, were sent far far away from where she was. She would never be able to watch them grow, never see what they would make of themselves. But it was enough to know that they would be alive in order to do those things in the first place.

She did not speak to all of them, only a small number would ever hear her voice even if they did not remember it. Some would, though her exhausted whispers would only feature as strange mutterings in their dreams in a language that they would never be able to understand. Others would hear the words distinctly, but still be unable to understand what the words were saying. Some would try to remember and transcribe the few words down and then spend a lifetime trying to translate them. An even smaller amount would find anything that would come close to the correct words.

Many would never even think about it, they would just shrug their shoulder and move on with their lives. If they even acknowledged it in the first place.

Not all of her children were even aware that they were not the biological offspring of the people who raised them. This was true also for those who raised them. Some of the parents were aware that their children came from someone else, but others believed they were their naturally born children. They had given birth to them after all.

It was a tricky balance that she had to keep in order to save the children she was able to. She always at least thought the same words whenever they were sent away.

“My children, you are more than enough to make me keep trying for freedom.”


Written for the first prompt of Season 2 in the Dungeon Prompts.

If you’re going through hell, keep going. ¬†–Winston Churchill

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