Baggage Check: Historic decision

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Baggage Check.”

Complicated histories,

Simple men and women and children.

That’s the story of each human’s life.

Decisions based on past experiences,

decisions that will affect our futures.

Seems imbecilic.

Yet, what’s that saying again,

“If you forget history, you are condemned to repeat it.”

Hell, I’m confused, perplexed, stupefied, paralyzed!

English: Decisions, decisions. The road on the...

English: Decisions, decisions. The road on the left is the “Glen Road” running down towards Loch Avich. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ambrose Bierce: Grief

“Grief is an artist of powers as various as the instruments upon which he plays his dirges for the dead, evoking from some the sharpest, shrillest notes, from others the low, grave chords that throb recurrent like the slow beating of a distant drum. Some natures it startles; some it stupefies. To one it comes like the stroke of an arrow, stinging all the sensibilities to a keener life; to another as the blow of a bludgeon, which in crushing benumbs.”
~Ambrose Bierce, The Boarded Window.

Ambrose Bierce, American author

Ambrose Bierce, American author (Photo credit: Wikipedia)