June 6, 2009

Stolen Lines - Unrequested Advice

Tell me... have you ever thought...of changing your life?

You confide that you are not happy. You don’t like how he treats you, how he talks to you. You don’t like who you are becoming.

You claim to be miserable and want to change. But you continue to drink until you pass out. You continue to never leave your house. You continue to ignore repeated invitations from family.

You say you hate your job. You wish you were doing something more challenging. You are mad about the pay cut.

You are sick of your daughter acting out. You wish she would listen when you tell her to do something. You wish she would quit throwing tantrums.

Tell me... have you ever thought...of changing your life?

I know you are scared. You don’t know how to start. You don’t know how to do it. You are scared you will fail. That things will be worse. That things might actually get better.

But do you really want to stay where you are at. Living like you have been. I know you want more. I know that you wish you could figure out how to change it all.

You don’t see what I see. What so many others see. You have the strength. You have proved that countless times since I met you.

I know that you can do it. I just wish I knew how to make each of you see that.

(The first line was stolen from the play, Betrayal, by Harold Pinter.)

This is another entry in Grace's Stolen Line's project.

My previous entries can be found Here and Here.


Colby said...

I love how Grace's project brings out so many different sides to the picture. Nicely done.

lisaschaos said...

I think even sometimes people who have just average lives wouldn't mind changing them either. ;) I came over to thank you for all your encouragement of Kaytabug!

Sauntering Soul said...

Hi Fianna,

Thanks for turning Kaytabug on to blogging!

This is a great post. From someone who did have to change her life completely about 5 years ago....

Kaytabug said...

You have no idea how much I love what you do with these one liners! It's pure brilliance!!

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