Short Thought 239

I should have run after the first time we played tennis and he had a tantrum when I won. But the thing is – and I still feel this clearly so many years later – in the initial seconds I watched his display on the opposite side of the net (but directed at me)  I thought he was joking. I didn’t believe he was genuinely acting that way after our fun-spirited game. But he meant it.  He was giving me a preview to his character and in time I’d pay for both not comprehending that and not possessing the gumption/forethought/sense to act on it.

14 thoughts on “Short Thought 239

  1. Becky Ross Michael

    I can certainly relate, in a bit different type of situation. Gumption is a good word and something that can be difficult to draw upon when you’re already feeling an attachment to someone. Sometimes, one or both people have such a strong hope that they can get beyond their issues to remain in a relationship, making it difficult to let go.

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    1. writerinsoul Post author

      Dead-on points Becky. When emotions are already in play (emotions sometimes rooted in hopes), whether it’s a new or older relationship, it can take steely will to back out, knowing there may or not be better things (people) ahead.

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