No one enjoys admitting their mistakes. You’d rather suffer silently than acknowledge your assumptions were wrong. It’s better to smile and pass off your disappointment as something else; hide that sinking in your stomach, the drooping corners of your mouth. If someone realizes your dissatisfaction, brings it out into the light, the dark, ugly mass comes into sharp focus. There’s no way to pretend your expectations were lower, or your communications completely understood. Those assumptions and leaps you created so carelessly come crashing down around you. The rubble collecting silently in piles. But a smile can usually hide it— A few casual words of agreement mask your dismay. You continue down that new path, different than you imagined, forcing the lost hopes and beliefs back down to where they came from. You hide them among those others, so long gone that you can’t make out what dreams they once represented.
Daily Challenges: A new idea to explore and create each day. Use sound and photos, too!
Disappointed: They always say looking forward to something is the best part -- write about a time where your expectations weren’t quite met.