Taking another look at the difference between moving on, and moving through.
Originally posted on The Alchemy of Memoir:
Really? Where did that expression, “I’ve moved on,” come from anyway? I seem to remember it from Seinfeld. Seinfeld was a comedy. That should tell you something right there.
Seriously though, where are we moving to when we move on? Our next best thing I suppose.
Well, I don’t mean for this to be a downer, and it isn’t, in my opinion, but I don’t believe we can move past things. Only through them.
What’s the difference, you might ask. Well, moving past signifies linear movement. The calendar is linear. If I broke up with so-and-so on such-and-such a date, and now it is three months or three years later, I might say I’ve moved past that breakup. Moving through it is a different proposition entirely.
To move through an experience (we’re talking pain here) usually means we have felt it, probably down to the depths…
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