Sunday, 1 March 2015

The Prompt - Reality


The moment when you realise that little girls from terraced houses in Birmingham don't become ballet dancers - reality.

The moment when you realise that you probably won't marry David Cassidy, Steve McQueen or Robert Redford - reality.

The moment when you open the exam result envelope and realise that you should have studied harder - reality.

The moment when the man you thought you'd marry tells you he's changed his mind - reality.

The moment when you realise you've found The One - reality.

The moment when your handed a new born and realise things will never be the same again - reality.

The moment you're left alone with said new born for the first time - reality.

The first grey hair, the first moment you look in a mirror and see your mother looking back - reality.

The moment you realise you're probably not going to write a Booker winner this year - reality.

The moment you learn to accept all this and be content with your lot - reality.


  1. Our lives all have a variation of this, don't they? But the last one, acceptance and contentment, that's what we all need really, isn't it? Thank you for sharing with #ThePrompt x

  2. I can relate to all of these - well, other than not marrying Robert Redford or David Cassidy. Both those are nominally still on my bucket list.