SPOILER ALERT. I found myself unexpectedly watching ‘’Letters to Juliet’’ this week. Somehow what was said got stuck in my head and got me wondering. Wondering about all the ‘’What ifs’’ I created in my life. In my short 23 years there are a lot of what ifs, no wonder I have so much to wonder about all the time. In the movie Sophie writes a letter back to Claire that is nothing short of amazing. Especially since Claire decides to give one of her ‘’What ifs’’ an answer.
What is written in this letter is true. To seize an opportunity all one needs is courage. A whole lot of it. Something I have not always had. Yet I wonder whether it is always so simple as with Claire. Her decision was to go or not to go. A simple case of I have already lived this life, I can now try to live the other one. I wonder whether that is the way to think about a lot of dilemma’s. Or better said ‘’what ifs’’. Is it really true that everything you want is on the other side of fear? Or is it true that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side? I wonder.
After the decision is made the doubt of whether it was the right decision will remain. Somehow no matter how good something turns out I always wonder what would have happened if I would’ve gone the other way. But I guess this is normal. I just wonder how one could go about life without creating more ‘’what ifs’’. Like I said in my short 23 years I have created plenty of ‘’what ifs’’. Some of which I, to this day, still wonder about. Wonder what would have happened if I had chosen the courageous path. I suppose I should let bygones be bygones and focus on the task at hand.
Well technically it is not a task since I do not believe it is possible. I know I sound like a Debby downer saying that but how would it be possible to continue life without creating more ‘’what ifs’’ I mean no matter how courageous one is, there is always a choice between at least two things. Note that I said at least. In this day and age options are being added as I am typing this post. So how am I supposed to continue a life without creating more ‘’what ifs’’ when I live in a world that is obsessed with adding more options? For me options equal what ifs. Now I wonder is it possible to just simply shy away from all those options?
Would it be achievable to strip life down to the simplicity of Claire’s dilemma? I wonder.
To be continued.