Monday, October 18, 2010

Getting to Know You: Regret

So tell us, characters...any regrets? Do you carry the burden of something left undone, or perhaps something done that shouldn't have been?

If you could do it all over again, how would it be different? Or would it be?

Tell us your regrets today. If you have none, tell us that, too!

15 comments:

Nutmeg Cross said...

Wish I could say that I have no regrets, but sometimes, I wonder if I should've run away from home like I did. I know Dad's worried - can't say I blame him - but I just couldn't stay. Maybe someday he'll understand.

Devi Marconi said...

Well, speaking as a mother, I have to confess that I'd be worried, too. On the other hand, sometimes you have to escape your own life, if only to find where you truly belong.

I should know. I ran away from home, too - albeit when I was a bit older and already had a husband and a family of my own. Not a day goes by that I don't regret, to some small degree, the hurt that I left in my wake. But I know in my soul that I would've died a slow death had I stayed, and those that I love most understand that. At least I hope they do...

Laura Martone said...

Sadly, regret is too big a part of my life - as my characters' comments can attest.

Skye said...

I regret leaving the others, especially Kestrel--even though she told me to do it.

Abigail said...

No. As bad as everything gets here, I can see how it all comes together into a beautiful tapestry of grace. I know my steps are part of his plan.

Olivia Harper said...

Yes, regret is an interesting entity, Skye. Sometimes, I regret leaving my mother behind in Ruby Hollow - after all, I miss her greatly, some days more than others. But I only did what she asked me to do (and I was only 15 at the time), so ultimately, I know I did what was best for her - if not for me.

Devi Marconi said...

Oh, baby, you certainly have nothing to regret. You're right - you only did what I asked you to.

As for you, Abigail, I admire your sense of peace. Although I, too, can see the great web (or tapestry) at times, I don't share your belief in "his" plan. My life, my mistakes, and my triumphs are definitely my own, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Olivia Harper said...

Well put, Mom. Oh, and thanks.

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Calvin Mertz said...

I've found as I mature, so do my regrets.

Things I was proud of from my younger days no longer seem so thrilling, so much like adventure. I feel the pain and sorrow I caused. Even without that sign of aging, my list of regrets would be too long to list.

Now I do what I have to, and survive the best way I know how. Regret comes with the territory, but rarely can I turn aside.

How do I change who/what I am? If there is a God out there that made me, then he had a plan for all this pain. The sacrifice and suffering from myself, friends, family. And the moments of absolute joy at being - ME. Here; now; then.

I cherish and regret in equal measure at times.

I have love to sustain me. That will count for something in the final reconning - ya think?

Olivia Harper said...

Love always counts, Calvin - whether there's an afterlife or not.

Candy said...

If I had not left my great aunt below decks while I went up to feed the seagulls she might be with me now.If I had been more aware would I have seen the signs? Should I have noticed the traveller's cheques made out in my name? The very small suitcase of clothes she brought?

I really miss her and imagine she's watching everything I do. I guess she's the first grownup I ever trusted - and loved.

Devi Marconi said...

Oh, Candy, my heart goes out to you. I know how bad you must feel, but your great aunt's suicide is most certainly not your fault. It was her choice, and her choice alone. No regrets necessary.

Kassandra said...

I wish i had no regrets but i do.
i am a demond working for lucifer.No i am not those demonds like from "The Exorcism". I am actually almost a fallen angle. I was dying about to become an angle but then somthing happened and i became a demond. I wish i hadn't of died the way i had wich was being shot by a group of gang bangers and wile i was dying i had not wished nothing on them but the second before i died i wished the worst on all of them. I had done a spell that my grandma had told me from Black Magic and i had never used it before but this time i did and before i knew it, it was too late. Now i wish i wasnt a demond and i wish icould be (Normal) for a change.

Kassandra said...

I wish i had no regrets but i do.
i am a demond working for lucifer.No i am not those demonds like from "The Exorcism". I am actually almost a fallen angle. I was dying about to become an angle but then somthing happened and i became a demond. I wish i hadn't of died the way i had wich was being shot by a group of gang bangers and wile i was dying i had not wished nothing on them but the second before i died i wished the worst on all of them. I had done a spell that my grandma had told me from Black Magic and i had never used it before but this time i did and before i knew it, it was too late. Now i wish i wasnt a demond and i wish icould be (Normal) for a change.

- Rachel D. (R1)