Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
You're more than welcome, drewnogal. There's one additional suggestion I'll post later today or tomorrow.
In summary, focus on your overall life accomplishments rather than disappointments along the way..
One of "your overall life accomplishments" as a gifted writer was achieving both the 3rd and 1st Top Honors
in the "2015 RHP Prose" Competition. Here's Silverstriker's announcement (on 08 Mar '15):Thread 163295
"Well we got there - thank you for the people taking time to read the fantastic pieces of writing provided by the talented writers
on this website - it has been another enjoyable competition... now for the top three and the authors announced:
3rd with 25 points Frankie by drewnogal
2nd with 30 points The Life of Detective Deluse by mike169
and the winner with 32 points is Lilac by drewnogal
All hail the new champion and well done to all the writers."
In the context of this thread, "When nothing makes sense?" "What do you do?"
I'd encourage you to reflect on the concluding lines of the poem
“The Gift” by John Ciardi Thread 155045
"He noted - with some surprise at first -
that strangers could not tell he had died once.
He returned to his post in the library, drank his beer,
published three poems in a French magazine,
and was very kind to the son who at last was his.
In the spent of one night he wrote three propositions:
That Hell is the denial of the ordinary. That nothing lasts.
That clean white paper waiting under a pen
is the gift beyond history and hurt and heaven."
drewnogal, life itself is a gift unlike any other. You have the character and courage to overcome
all obstacles and adversities along the way to realize your own maximum happiness. ~Bob