Of Fries And Feelings

I know I’ve been missing in action. Don’t worry, I didn’t run off with a man or anything like that. To be completely honest, it’s been all fries and no men for me lately. In fact, it’s been more fries than usual. For the past few weeks, I consumed fries like there was no tomorrow.

But tomorrow did come. I woke up to a new day, and I was sure it was going to be a beautiful day.
I hummed a tune while putting on my favorite pair of jeans. And then “it” happened.

I wasn’t able to pull my jeans up all the way! I couldn’t fit into my jeans. Or rather, my jeans couldn’t fit into me!

I felt like I’ve been punched in the stomach. As I stared at my reflection in the mirror, I asked myself: How could this happen? I have always been able to eat as much fries as I wanted. They would just kind of ‘disappear’. I never expected that they would ‘appear’ one day – especially on ME!

In a similar way, I think there are times when our feelings catch us off-guard. We tell ourselves, oh I don’t have feelings for him, I don’t miss him, I don’t want him, and so on and so forth.

But then one day you wake up and Boom! They just emerge. All these feelings you thought you didn’t have. And now that they’re laid out in front of you, you can’t pretend they don’t exist. As much as you can’t pretend to wear a pair of jeans that don’t fit.

So now that you’re walking around with some extra pounds and feelings, what can you do?

Well, for me, I decided to shed off the extra pounds. For practical reasons, really. I wasn’t gonna go and buy a new pair of jeans!

As for the feelings, I don’t know what to do with them yet. I’m toying with the idea that maybe I should try and embrace them.

What would you do?

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20 thoughts on “Of Fries And Feelings

  1. Umm…. I think it’s nice to have good memories but I would slowly train my thoughts to appreciate the moment and live in harmony with the present. Not easy but eventually, I get there where memories only make me smile:-)

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  3. If there is a man fries always follow along with a dash of salt, pepper and best of all ketchup with all its lovely antioxidants thanks for liking my post and its great to find you

  4. Feelings? It really is your pick on what you do with them, do you want to accept the person in the mirror or work on what you are to make yourself a better person. Either way, feelings, good or bad are not helpful when bottled, they must be let out, either rid them or express them πŸ™‚

    • You’re right – it comes down to asking yourself whether you can accept the person in the mirror. I think I’m still trying to answer that question. Thanks a lot for your thoughts πŸ™‚

  5. Awesome analogy of fries and feelings! Not that I’m a huge fry eater (I’m more a popcorn addict) but I’ve definitely experienced the out of nowhere pants not fitting, and the out of nowhere crying over a break-up that happened MONTHS previously.

    I’m all for embracing the feelings. How else will you be able to categorize and deal with them? Ignoring something doesn’t make it disappear!

    • You’re right – and I did go down that road actually i.e. embracing my feelings.. Gotta say it feels pretty liberating! Speaking of popcorn, how about pop-corn flavored fries?!! Yum! Thanks for dropping by πŸ™‚

  6. I’ve been going over this very question as of late! And unfortunately, it’s a Ping-Pong battle. One day I’m perfectly content to treasure the memories… the next day I feel trapped by them. I’m going to say, Patience is the Duct Tape of Life. Or, as is the more common phrase, “Time heals all wounds.” Eventually the memories will become a thing of the past… yeesh. How many corny phrases can I use in one post? Thanks for liking “Hey There! Remember Me?” I enjoyed your post!

    • I get what you’re saying, and I guess there are times when I want to bury the memories.. but there are also some memories I want to treasure.. Thanks for the wise words and ‘cliches’ πŸ˜‰ Definitely needed a reminder!

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