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Where’s My Damn Cigar?

I had to giggle when I read today’s WordPress Daily Prompt:

“Tell us about a time things came this close to working out… but didn’t. What happened next? Would you like the chance to try again, or are you happy with how things eventually worked out?”

Isn’t “close” subjective?

One man or woman’s sense of accomplishment is another man or woman’s sense of failure. Especially when it comes to things like L-O-V-E.

Is having the love of your life in your life, but not of your life, “close” or “no cigar”? Really, you tell me, because in my book having the love of my life in any positive capacity is a boon. I may not have the ideal, but I have something few people genuinely experience and that, is good enough for me.

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When one has truly loved…then they have never lost.

When we love; when we open our hearts and lives to another fully, without reservation and although we may lose a part of ourselves, what we gain is an understanding of ourselves [and life] that we would otherwise never know.

So, to answer the prompt, “Yes”, I have come “close” to something important and meaningful “working out”, but the reality is, whatever result an effort affords, it is the effort itself that creates growth and “working out” is just as subjective as “close” 😉

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19 comments on “Where’s My Damn Cigar?

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  3. Twindaddy
    January 16, 2014

    I disagree. I have loved. And I have lost.

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    • Cheri
      January 16, 2014

      I have loved and lost, but I am richer for having loved the one I lost and “lost” is subjective, my love still lives in my heart 😉

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      • Twindaddy
        January 16, 2014

        I haven’t decided if I’m richer for having loved who I loved. At least not in the respect you are referring to. I still have feelings for those who I once loved in some shape or form, they have a place in my heart, but damn. Losing those loves is the worst kinda hurt.

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      • Cheri
        January 16, 2014

        I know and live the pain, but pain makes us feel and if we stop feeling…what’s left?

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      • Twindaddy
        January 16, 2014

        No more pain….

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      • Cheri
        January 16, 2014

        hugs

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      • Twindaddy
        January 16, 2014

        (Hugs)

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  5. diannegray
    January 16, 2014

    Very nice post for the prompt, Cheri. Sometimes I think close enough is good enough 😉

    Liked by 1 person

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  11. Hugo F. Melo
    September 14, 2014

    One man or woman’s sense of accomplishment is another man or woman’s sense of failure. Especially when it comes to things like L-O-V-E
    🙂 🙂

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  12. Hugo F. Melo
    September 17, 2014

    Thanks, A very useful information.

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