Day Four, Writing 101 – Loss: Write about a loss (something or someone).
When I look in the mirror I see it, something missing. The spark from my eye, the smile from my lips, the colour from my hair. Where did it go? The years have taken something, and left a slightly lesser me, an older, shrunken, washed out version of who I used to be. It surprises me! Why? because my inner me, my core self-perception image, is still sparkly, spry, sleek and springy. I don’t match my outside anymore, and my reflection catches me off guard in that moment and makes me look twice to see who this person is.
It’s a loss that starts slowly, years before you truly notice it, a single grey hair, a crinkle around the eyes, a few dark spots on your skin. But, one day, you look, and there she is, this person who you don’t recognise, changed from the inner to the outer vision. There is no going back, you can’t arrest time and press the rewind button. You can’t regain what is lost, as time marches steadily on.
All that is left to learn from this loss is acceptance.
….to be continued