When I first decided to pursue this meme, I knew I was going to hit on some difficult subjects. Some of them are subjects I have to really think about to pin down what I would say. This is one of those difficult subjects.
When I read the prompt, “someone you need to let go, or wish you didn’t know”, my initial interpretation was a toxic or annoying friend/family member. With that being my first interpretation of the prompt, I find myself at a loss. First and foremost, I don’t currently have anyone in my life that I feel this way about. Even if I did, I’m not sure I could open up and write about it in this context. It’s a harsh sentiment and if it was found and they put two and two together, it’s creating the potential for unnecessary hurt. There may be very justifiable reasons for the feelings toward such an indiviual, but I’m uncomfortable putting it out on the Web for public consumption.
On the other hand, I came up with an alternate interpretation of someone drifting apart, moving away or dying - both hard situations if you’re close to someone and aren’t ready to let them go. I don’t feel like this applies to me either. I still (and always will) grieve the loss of my mom, though not in an unhealthy way.
Would you write about “someone you wish you didn’t know” in a public forum, such as a blog?