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Can a troubling existence become a way of life?
So much so that any relief from it appears to be a threat?
Could it be that minds and hearts cling to what they know?
Change is never easy no matter which way life flows.
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A girl is troubled. She has always been. She will always be. For every reason that can be proven. The trouble is inside her and all around her. She appears to be nominated for the title ‘Troubled for Life’ by God Almighty. Her parents’ troubled marriage, her own troublesome health, her younger brother’s compulsion of […]Trouble Will Always Remain by Terveen Gill — Gobblers & Masticadores
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it’s a curious thing, Terveen, but we seem to gravitate towards whet we’ve always known and shied away from the alien even though it may be more beneficial and enjoyable to us; human beans are strange 🙂
Indeed they are, John. Familiarity of any kind – good or bad – often acts as an anchor, keeping one bound to what one knows. Adjusting to anything new can be uncomfortable. The mind is quite twisted. Thanks for agreeing with this concept. 🙂
Buddha argued against attachment of any kind; he knew what he was talking about —
I lost count of the word used in this short story. I walked away with ‘trouble’ between my ears.
Haha! I hope it wasn’t too much trouble, Cassa. Now I’m troubled… 🙂
Lol…I am sweating like a little piggy by now.
Lol. Quite a description.
Before I click the link to read the rest of your story, I want to say that your Madagascar sign is dazzling! Love it!
Thanks so much, Tamara. That’s very sweet of you. 🙂
Amazingly contemplative and deep, this write, Terveen. I enjoyed it immensely. 😊
Thank you so much, Jeff. I deeply appreciate it. 🙂
That’s pragmatic and beautiful writing, Terveen!👏👏
Thank you so much, Aaysid! Means a lot. 🙂
This will be an apt description of what is referred to as positive gain out of negativity. Humrous it may sound but a lot of us do remain clinged to our insecurities and fear, finding solace, however troubling it may be rather than trying to pull ourselves out of it. You ought to be a psychologist or a follower of Kafka; felt a glimpse of how the latter writes as i read this!
Thank you so much, Deepak. One learns as one goes along in life. Not a single person can say that their life has been a bed of roses, but I feel the tougher the path, the stronger and wiser one becomes. Though exceptions are always there. Thanks for the wonderful compliment. Familiarity does have a strong hold on all of us. 🙂
I used to do door to door sale on a product I hardly understood to companies and offices with “No Solicitation” hanging on their door. It was not a good experience, but I learned quite a lot. LOL. This is why I am glad I am no longer doing sales. I mean it is a tough job, but all jobs are tough…
Interesting work! Be well,
I commented over at Gobblers & Masticadores but wanted to say here that I really enjoyed this one. It’s a serious topic but you’ve injected just the right amount of humor and humanity into Ella and her situation to create a fine tale and a character worthy of sympathy. Well done, Terveen! 🙂
Thanks so much, Mike. It’s fascinating how words connect so many on a deeper level. The thoughts and feelings that go into any writing piece have often been experienced by many though on different levels. Trouble for one may be a silly bump for the other. But still we crib, cry, and move on. Ah life! refreshing… 🙂
It takes a lot of trouble to get out of the habit of trouble for and you shared this so well Terveen. ❣️
Thanks so much, Cindy, for your appreciative words. Trouble has a way of being a loyal companion. Oh well… 🙂