And I Took The Path …


That’s the running theme lately in several of the blogs I follow. I don’t envy my blogging buddies. Sometimes there’s a conundrum the size on Alaska. A choice that even the best pro/con list can’t solve. Ultimately we do the best we can with what we know. Cosmic how I find myself in similar circumstances.

I was going to pitch my plight to the blogosphere but then I decided. I’m as shocked 😳 as you. You see no good can come from saying what I know.

But seeing him like that … pleading with me to show him how to get an Instagram so he can make sure she’s okay … well no words 😢 and here come the tears again.

B tells his Dad

It’s better this way. You think you want to know. You don’t. Please just let it be.

I didn’t help. But I’m left with questions. Am I doing the right thing? Should he see for himself? Is ignorance really bliss?

The older I get I believe with my whole heart ❀️ that it is. Ignorance is fucking nirvana. So many things I’d put back. Un-know if possible. The conspiratorial “I’m telling you this for your own good” is bullshit. I could have gone my whole life not knowing what I know in certain instances. I’m not passing that baggage along.

As always more to come.

15 thoughts on “And I Took The Path …

  1. I have one of those unbelievably quiet kids. We never really know if he’s okay. It’s hard. I remind myself there are worse things.
    Also, one time, I asked my mother-in-law about a thing and she said she didn’t want to burden me with the knowledge and to this day, I thank her and God for that gift.

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    1. That’s my Lulu. It’s very hard to watch and wonder. The buts and what ifs made me anxious. Now I keep saying β€œit is what it is”.

      Your mother in law is an angel. The person holding the info has a tough job. It can be very lonely. At least in our case now we have each other.

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  2. Hang in there. When you get older, the euphoric recall will set in. You’ll forget the bad and think about how wonderful everything was. You’ll also forget what you were going to do 20 seconds ago so you never have to do it. Life gets easy.

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  3. I don’t do the one liner thingy on Wednesdays, but if I did, this would come up:
    “Wish I didn’t know now what I didn’t know then” from ‘Against the Wind’ by Bob Seger (and other songs and covers).
    But, there is also, “it depends” and “everybody’s different.”

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    1. Yep on it depends and everybody’s different. Knowing is not for me. Nunya – slang around these parts of None of your business. If it is not my business, I do not need to know πŸ™‚

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      1. Now you got me thinking of the Kermit the Frog memes. LMAO. Seen them? Google Kermit the Frog memes none of my business. πŸ™‚

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  4. Isn’t that the truth sister. People say, you need to know. Really? There are so many things I didn’t need to know that could fill up a football stadium. What did they bring me….stress, worry, the frenzied, “I need to fix this” Ignorance is bliss πŸ™‚

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    1. Agree! Ignorance is definitely bliss!!! I didn’t always think so and would plead “TELL ME” now I plead DON’T tell me. lalalalalalalala with fingers in my ears.

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    1. I couldn’t be specific in this case. Too much to bear and not my story to tell. I will say my niece is involved and her grandfather, my father in law wants to try and find her through social media. I couldn’t help him do that. I mean I could but I didn’t.

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