There’s Hope Yet

There’s a line in an old Madonna ballad that goes: And I must confess that I… am usually drawn to sadness.  And loneliness has never been a stranger… to me.

Lately I’ve been listening to her most melancholy songs that make me feel the way I do when I listen to Karen Carpenter.  The entire time I was getting ready for work this morning, I played “Used to be my Playground” over and over and over again – I drove my mom nuts when I was a teenager playing music like that – but I could not get enough of that song.

Especially these stubborn lyrics:

“And why do they always say…

‘Don’t look back

Keep your head held high
Don’t ask them why
Because life is short
And before you know
You’re feeling old
And your heart is breaking

Don’t hold on to the past…’

…Well that’s too much to ask.”


“‘Say goodbye to yesterday’
Those are words I’ll never say.”

So I sang along a billion times until I was running late for work and as I got into my car I wondered, “Why DO they always say ‘don’t look back?'”  I mean, maybe I’ll just spend the day living in the past, regretting everything that’s happened, letting myself get lost in despair, denying myself of today’s happiness…. again.

Then I saw the car I was driving behind:

His plate read DNTLKBK.  Don’t look back.  At least to me that’s what it read.

So I decided to try not to.

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4 thoughts on “There’s Hope Yet

  1. Brenda

    It was a sign for sure.

  2. Brenda

    Now I am really looking forward to that new blog you are going to set up for me – I have a list of things to add…..

  3. I’m agreeing with Brenda … when you’re asking the question and you see the answer like that … that’s God/Spirit/Universe telling you ‘don’t look back’. Girl, out in that big wide world is happiness and love and validation and fulfilment … trust yourself to find it!!!!! Allow yourself to feel worth of it because your are … and just keep the other side of the bed clear ;-)

    Looking forward to reading Brenda’s blog!!!

    Luv you sweetie pea

  4. My gosh, messages everywhere!

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