Daily Prompt: Regrets

The pixies at the Daily Post are trying to stump folks on a Tuesday morning:

Explain your biggest regret — as though to a small child.

I couldn’t actually do that because my biggest regret is not rated G. I often wonder if it is even rated PG. I wouldn’t know how to explain it to a child, as it involves the stuff of horror movies, the likes of which were rated X back in the days of going to the drive-in wearing pajamas.

I’ve told the story in other places, the story of my sometimes-not-so-distant past life, the one where I was a bright-eyed innocent. I’ve told the story in writing because it is painful.

But there is no point rehashing all that dusty history, since I cannot change it, or its results.

I would not be the person I am without it.

And sometimes I think changing that would be the biggest tragedy of all.

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