100 Words / Prompt: Forward
My childhood memories are so vivid; overwhelming joy nestled in sunshine and butterflies. Later my heart filled to bursting for family, friends, landscapes. Falling in love was a glorious affair, each time. Art, work, children – each filled me to the brink.
Looking back at my life moving forward, I see now where the grace began to leech out, joy trickling away like water in a cracked pot. Too many missions accomplished, too many cases closed. Now my life is empty, awaiting closure. Now my heart is filled with sadness, and loneliness – but at least it is still full of something.