In Memory

Ecclesiastes 7:10 “Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?”
For it is not wise to ask such questions.”

I’ve always leaned a bit towards nostalgia despite the danger it bears against the future.  So when I found this verse, it struck me in a way that was painful.  There’s not really any room around it or for interpretation.  It’s something incredibly difficult to face.

Looking back is one thing, and I will with fondness and inspection.  I will remember, but I will not wish for the past again.  There is so much more ahead…  Taking the past is a hard pill to swallow, but it’s not a fantasy to long for, nor something you can just set aside.  So take a deep breath and swallow the truth.

In memory of the sunsets,
In memory of the moon,
In memory of the branches,
In memory of the lake,
In memory of the swings,
In memory of the long roads,
In memory of the sand in our hair,
In memory of the warmth,
In memory of the chills,
In memory of the laughter,
In memory of the tears,
In memory of the sparks,
In memory of the smoke,
In memory of the bugs that never left us alone,
In memory of the moments,
In memory of the times past,
I will look back but I will not regret.

~Tori Lynn

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