Our prompt word of the day today is “reversal.” Thank you to Sadje for such a challenging prompt!
I’ve spent the entire day trying to figure out what I could write about reversals. Finally, I looked it up in the dictionary, and it was the example sentences that made me realize why I was having such a difficult time applying the word to anything in my life.
Here are some of those examples, from Merriam-Webster online:
- In a sudden reversal, the mayor has decided not to run for reelection.
- a surprising reversal in the value of the stock
It was the “sudden” and “surprising” that clued me in. Because so many changes in life happen gradually, and the ones that happen suddenly are often negative, I think I may have blocked them out. Unless you suddenly win the lottery and have a reversal of fortune, fortune tends to come slowly due to a goal or a dream. We usually have to work for the good things in life.
Maybe that’s why that damned nightmare of being in a car that’s moving backwards and won’t stop no matter how hard you press the brake is so … nightmarish.
This contemplative post is brought to you by Just Jot it January and Sadje. Thanks again, Sadje! I wish I’d thought of this prompt word myself. 🙂 Please be sure to check out Sadje’s blog here!
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