Dungeon Prompts: In Hindsight

The Dungeon Prompts challenge this week–for which I’m barely making the deadline since it went up last Thursday– is:

All of our mistakes have made us into the people that we are today, and so this is not meant to be an exercise in regret, but rather a fun look back with the thought, “that was maybe not such a great idea.”  Tell us about a past exploit of your younger, less wise self.

The article that you link to this prompt should be a new post written specifically for this assignment. 

For the most part I’ve come to believe there are no mistakes, just a journey of many possible paths and twists and turns.  In hindsight many odd side-steps and seemingly “wrong” paths have all brought me skills or wisdom or helpful people or insights or growth that are all contributing now to the whole tapestry I’m weaving.  No mistakes, just lots of colors and patterns to help me create the work of art that is my life.

Bell bottoms.

Bell bottoms. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In the interest of living up to the “fun” aspect of the challenge, I thought of a few:

  1. Back in the early 70’s feminists burned bras and my friends and I joined the bra-less trend.  What were we thinking?
  2. Also back in the 70’s, hip-hugger bell bottoms.  Seriously.  Who thought that up?  I don’t mind the bell bottoms so much but that low riding thing…  I can’t believe it came back in both outer and under wear.  Really.  One round of it long ago and I NEVER wanted to revisit.  However many pairs I had, it was that many pairs too many.
  3. Deciding the sauce I was cooking for the main course at a dinner party would be fine simmering on the stove while I ran an errand and coming back to find it reduced to just about nothing so I had to make another.
  4. Walking on a deck with lots of steps up and steps down while carrying a view-blocking pile of stuff.  Oops.
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8 thoughts on “Dungeon Prompts: In Hindsight

  1. Great post. I liked the hip huggers but I was thinner then, lol!
    This paragraph spoke to me: For the most part I’ve come to believe there are no mistakes, just a journey of many possible paths and twists and turns. In hindsight many odd side-steps and seemingly “wrong” paths have all brought me skills or wisdom or helpful people or insights or growth that are all contributing now to the whole tapestry I’m weaving. No mistakes, just lots of colors and patterns to help me create the work of art that is my life.

    love, Linda

    • At the time, to be honest, I liked them too. But then when the style changed I was kind of glad. And when the bikini height underwear and below waist pants came back, I shuddered and thought, “Not again.” So apparently I liked them less than I thought 🙂
      Glad you liked the part about no mistakes — it took me a long time to feel that way…

      • Your post made me think about when I was considered too thin and could wear whatever I liked and the styles were outrageous. Do you remember elephant pants in psychedelic colors? I would not be making those choices today as I have changed and so has my taste. I am still forgiving myself for all self judgments. I made mistakes but being in human form implies errors will be made. Inspiration really makes a difference and your blog inspires me 😉

        • I had to look up elephant pants — I do remember seeing them but not that they around on my campus much.
          I like to think we don’t so much make errors as learn lessons.
          And thanks, it’s very nice to think my blog inspires!

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  3. Funny list. Glad you got it in, even if its at the last moment. Was cool seeing the picture of Amma in your side column, in the Facebook display. Then I saw that it was a share from my mom’s blog. Cool.

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  5. I love being braless now! I don’t understand them and why they can’t be more comfortable. I loved the bell bottoms. I loved the patches and the loose clothing. And I am so glad I have learned to make two trips down the stairs instead of load up and save time!
    Fun post.

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