Sticks and stones…

There is an old saying ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me,’ I’ve never agreed with that as there are some words which can do more damage than any bone break ever would.  However, tonight I discovered another reason to disbelieve it.

Tonight, I finished a story for my memoir, a story which I found difficult to find the words for and having found them, those words hurt. Usually, when I finish writing something, I feel relief and satisfaction. However, tonight I did not feel like celebrating.

Thankfully, tomorrow is another day and I feel a more light-hearted story calling!


15 thoughts on “Sticks and stones…

  1. I’m totally with you on that one, Tish….plenty of evidence around us to see the destruction in some people’s lives. As for you, please don’t leave writing the difficult stuff too late in a day….

    1. Thank you Sue. I’ve been writing it for a couple of weeks, so I’m happy I’ve it finished, but yes, writing such stories at night isn’t the best plan!

  2. Some stories that are that difficult to write are the most important ones we can write. I don’t know if I will write some of my stories, ever.

    1. Yes, I too used to think that. I’m glad I have begun to write them. It is my stories in my own words, not something someone else could write about in the same way.

  3. The relief sometimes comes a couple days later. After you’ve been able to reread the words a couple times, you will realize that the story they represent no longer has any control of your life. You’re amazing lady.

    1. Thank you Charlene. You are so right, even today reading it I thought, wow. You forget how crazy a time it was and what you really went through.

  4. I think that is the nature of writing a memoir Tric, not everything in our lives has been pleasant and the really difficult times are very hard to write. But you persevered and that is a good thing. Best wishes..

  5. You are always so honest in your writing, and sometimes that is very painful. You are who and what you write about and I applaud your candor as difficult as it may be.

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