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Hindsight’s 20/40

((Today’s “Friday Ramble” is less of a ramble, and more of a poem.  I had some metaphors and words rolling around in my head, and thought they would fit better this way.  I love the succinctness of poetry!))


Looking back, I see shapes

And not the little details

Overall trends, and in-the-ends

While finer lines have blurred


The way I was raised,

How others behaved,

Near misses and near hits.

My own mistakes, humility

Driving me to this:


Losing my vision, forgetting the things

That put me on my high horse

Far-sighted eyes, the gift of age

Compromise, to set the stage

For “West from East,”

Far side of the sea –

Forgiveness, they say.

The very best way.


A little bit blind

A lot forgetful

Far sighted, and deaf, and possibly dumb

After it all, I’m thankful


What about you?  As you get older, do you find yourself losing your hearing, vision, or memory – literally or metaphorically?  Is it becoming easier or harder to forgive?  I would love to hear your ideas in the comments section below.

Warm wishes,



Hi, I'm Lisa, a born-and-bred-in-Manitoba mom of 2 boys. Having lived in 7 different Manitoba towns or cities, I've managed to stay warm in them all 😜❄. I am trained as a music therapist but currently work as a fulltime stay-at-home-mom by day, and a piano teacher in the evenings. By night, well...I sleep. Usually.

10 thoughts on “Hindsight’s 20/40

  1. I wish I could say it’s becoming easier to forgive but when you’re rejected so many times you just build up scars on top of another it seems – especially when those who hurt never apologize because they never see themselves as doing any wrong.

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    1. Yes, having children has caused me to become more humble…and thus more forgiving. And I guess I do worry less, about the things I used to worry about anyway. Now I worry about my children instead! 😀


  2. Definitely, it is much easier for me to block out negativity now than entertain as I did when I was younger. I believe forgiveness is very important even if the person doesn’t seem to deserve it. You (I) do because bitterness will leave you stagnant. ~Lifes a Journey~ 🦋🙏❤️


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