Short Thought 234

I never heard my mother use the words “good years” in relation to her marriage to my father until after he was dead. “When exactly,” I asked, “were those?” After all, I’d lived with the happy couple for twenty years and had plenty of opportunity to witness them beyond that, and I hadn’t seen anything that could be described in those words.

5 thoughts on “Short Thought 234

  1. Becky Ross Michael

    Everyone has a different idea of what is good, I suppose, and we never know what’s going through someone else’s mind, either. Granted, it’s a lot easier to think something was “good” once it is gone…

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    1. writerinsoul Post author

      Yes, death often has a way of changing or at least challenging how we think about people, but even then, I’m not one to be too indulgent when anyone attempts to re-write a history I’m all too familiar with…

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