Chatting with a DOF (dear old friend). DOF said something that struck a nerve.
A nerve? (Wrong word.)
A chord? (Not quite a chord.)
A memory?
Maybe that’s it — a memory. An indelible memory. And from me? DOF got an indelible response. Ooops! (Hate it when that happens.)

Eraser 2008, by Michael Frain

Also, re-living challenging Commencement event a few years back because we’re doing it again and we don’t want to repeat that mistake. (Ever. Again!)
Good word, huh?
Pronunciation: \in-ˈde-lə-bəl\
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English indelyble, from Medieval Latin indelibilis, alteration of Latin indelebilis, from in- + delēre to delete
Date: 15th century

1 a : that cannot be removed, washed away, or erased b : making marks that cannot easily be removed <an indelible pencil>

Indelible experiences.

Seems to me that these are the kinds of experiences that we can learn the most from because they are so attached to our very beings.

Lessons? (Of course we need the lessons, Mel! What would a PrattleNogger be without proffering a lesson or two?)

  1. Teenage angst can reappear when you are 39-going-on-40,  so get over it quickly and offer a sincere apology to DOF (and hope that it’s accepted). Then be an adult again.
  2. Do not let anyone move the podium. (Ever. Again!)

One thought on “Indelible

  1. amazing how life really seems to teach us. the big thing is to remember “things”, and not allow the same “things” happen again and again.

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