It’s the first Monday of the month and that means it’s time for the Question of the Month, hosted by Michael D’Agostino of A Life Examined. This month’s question:
“What’s a decision you’ve made in the past that you know, logically, was the right decision to make, but which you still feel guilty or regretful about?”
This is a tough question. Sure, I’ve made plenty of decisions that I regret, but that’s because they were the wrong decisions, not the right ones. I thought long and hard on this, trying to remember a decision that was the right one but one that I regret.
The only thing that came to mind isn’t anything heavy. In fact, it’s kind of superficial. Many years ago I made a decision to sell some of my prized possessions because I was hard up for cash. I sold some amazing sculptures and an incredible and unique clock. They were unlike anything I had ever seen and I haven’t seen anything like them since. I so regret selling those pieces and really wish I had them back. Especially that damn clock!
I’ve considered drawing a sketch of it and having my contractor build it but I don’t think it would be the same. It was absolutely stunning, this clock. It was taller than me, very contemporary and very Deco in design. It was literally a piece of furniture, it was so big.
I think I sold a piece of my heart that day…and I occasionally mourn that clock still. Silly, huh?
What about you? What decision have you made that you know in your heart was the right one, but one that you regret?