It is not what is lost that hurts the most,
It is the thing that takes its place –
– Jerome Kugan (The Myth of Displacement)*
I say the things that try to take the place of what is lost – yet fail to do so, or even come close – are what hurt the most. They bring back memories…..which often are more legend than reality – the perfect bloke he never was, the doting girl she never would have been, the manipulating mofo everyone but you could see…..
I say Memories are like wounds kept raw by the rub of a blunted saw.