Thoughts on a quote by David Foster Wallace







This quote has so much appeal. I wondered about that, why it rang so true for me and many others. Personally I think it speaks to the dilemma that in highly emotional situations you never really know if you are making the right decision.


It’s the hesitation.

The final desperate grip as you both move away.

That moment when the surety of your decision wavers.

The impact of what you are doing hits you and you loose your nerve,

just for a second,

and you tense up and  grab hold.

But it’s too late.

There is a momentum that  you haven’t really committed to stopping.

In the end there is blood on the floor and skin under your nails.

© Elsa Holland

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