Are you listening?
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.
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” 😉