Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Déjà Vu




Copyright – Adam Ickes


What would it be like to go back there after so long? How will it feel to walk on the same roads again? Meet the same old people?

Should I pretend to be someone else or should I tell them that no— I’ve not moved on. I am still the same person. Why is it so difficult to leave your past behind? Why is let bygone be bygone easier said than done?

It feels so strange, yet so similar. As if I’ve been through this situation before, faced this same anxiety & unease or is it Déjà vu.

20 comments:

  1. Sounds as though your narrator isn't moving on at all, while everyone else has. Not good thing. Your title made me think of Yogi Berra's classic, "It's like déjà vu all over again." :-)

    janet

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    1. You are right Janet. He is still stuck in the past. I have yo check out Yogi Berra's classic.

      Thanks
      Mousume

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  2. More often than not - "its easier said than done" ! past always sticks around - someway or the other !!

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    1. Oh yes! It's always lurking somewhere in the background

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  3. Even if we've changed, just going back to the past, meeting the same people, transports us back into the old mold. A great idea for a story, Moushmi.

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    1. So true karen....this always happen to me when I meet my old school frds...we talk about the se stuffs as if it happened yesterday

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  4. moving on is hard. You think you have and then you wonder? :-)

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  5. Dear Moushmi,

    Moving on is often hard to do. You've captured you MC's dilemma well.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thank you so much, Rochelle! Why is it that I always wait for your comment.

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  6. Good story. Poor person hasn't been able to move on for some reason. No wonder it's hard to go back home. Well done.

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    1. Thanks a tonne! I'm so glad you liked it

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  7. Yes,it is usually easier said than done-feel for the narrator here.Well written,Moushmi:-)

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  8. I write a LOT about letting go, and just had a long talk with one of my kids about this.. it's so hard to do, and even harder to really learn. Your story really captures the frustration and challenge. Nice job!

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    1. Hey Dawn Q,
      Letting go is the hardest, I think! In retrospect, you see a more clearer picture, and you carry the experience with you. I'm glad you got what I was trying to say.

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  9. your words come across nicely as your character struggles with moving on and letting go of the past. i enjoyed your story.

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  10. Letting go is one of the hardest things in the world to do. We are all tethered to some invisible string that keeps us clinging to the past. Easier said than done - colloquialisms come so easy because we are comfortable to them to use when we want to express something. Very well thought provoking piece - Thanks! Nan

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  11. Letting go is one of the hardest things in the world to do. We are all tethered to some invisible string that keeps us clinging to the past. Easier said than done - colloquialisms come so easy because we are comfortable to them to use when we want to express something. Very well thought provoking piece - Thanks! Nan

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  12. Hey nanclairefalkner,

    I believe past makes your present, though clinging to is often labelled unhealthy -- letting go is not easy.

    Thanks for the appreciation!

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