Once something has been seen, it can’t be unseen, however much we might wish to erase it.
Part of the reason I don’t watch many scary movies is that the images haunt my dreams. I can still remember some of the shock I felt seeing the original theatrical release of “Jaws” as a young teen and the way it haunted my dreams.
Some of the most haunting things I have seen have been family medical things. A look of terror in the eyes during an intensive care disorientation episode. A bad reaction to a medication that caused uncontrollable jaw clenching with resultant biting of cheeks. A child suffering tremors. Seeing bones through skin when most of the flesh and muscle have wasted away.
Even years later, these memories make me shudder. Even so, I can’t wish that I had not seen them, only that they had not existed to be seen.
This post is part of Linda’s Stream of Consciousness Saturdays. This week’s prompt is scene/seen. Join us! http://lindaghill.com/2015/01/30/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-january-3115/
May as well finish up just Jot It January, too! http://lindaghill.com/2015/01/01/just-jot-it-january-pingback-post-and-rules/