Every night, just before I fall asleep, I make a small wish that I will have sweet dreams tonight. But I cannot help but wonder if I will wake up with a smile because it was pleasant, or if I will wake up with a sense of emptiness and sadness because it was a bittersweet dream that will never come true. In the end, I guess it does not matter, as those dreams will fade away, like tears in rain.
One still autumn night, a student woke up in tears. A teacher who found this peculiar asked the student:
“Did you dream a scary dream?”
“Did you dream a sad dream?”
“No sir. I dreamed a sweet dream.”
“Then why are you crying so?”
As she wiped away her tears, the student said:
“Because that dream will never come true.”
(from Bittersweet Life)
“Blessed are the forgetful for they get the better even of their blunders.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
If you could forget a horrible memory or experience forever, would you? Although some traumatic experiences are best forgotten, something like a break up may leave painful yet bittersweet memories. Does the cost of heartbreak outweigh all the precious memories you had with that person? There may be doubt that you may miss the lovely memories and regret your decision, but ultimately without the memory you will have no regret either. Is ignorance bliss?