Speaking of This American Life, the episode I referred to earlier discussed death and how people had to live with the fact that they (accidentally or otherwise) killed someone in the past — like the young driver who collided with his high school classmate as she rode her bike and turned into his car’s lane, killing her. He could never get her out of his mind even though police reports said the accident was unavoidable and not his fault.
It raises a larger question in my mind that may or may not be as depressing:
What do you think about constantly?
What thought never seems to escape your mind, no matter what you do?
Maybe it’s the husband or wife you love so much. An ex who is no longer in your life. A child you lost. A parent who passed away. Something embarrassing that happened to you as a child.
Is there anyone or anything that you are reminded of every day?