Freezing, choking, getting tongue-tied. There’s a reason it happens. We lose our words because the stakes are so high. And we have so much to lose. We’re petrified of saying too much, or saying it wrong. When the truth is, the only wrong thing you can say is nothing at all.
—  Jackson Avery (Grey’s Anatomy Season 13, Episode 16: Who Is He (And What Is He To You)?)

We talk about the mechanism of injury, about where it all started, but the truth is, it’s sort of a myth. We can’t boil every injury down to one single blow. What hurts us is cumulative. It happens over time. We absorb blow after blow, shock after shock, painful hit after hit. But even then, even if we know exactly how we got here, it doesn’t mean we can fix it. we can’t heal every wound and that’s okay. I have to believe it’s okay. I have to believe that even if something seems like it cannot be fixed, it doesn’t mean it’s broken.


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…Looking back it’s easy to see when a mistake has been made. But if we use our best judgement and listen to our hearts we’re more likely to see that we chose wisely and avoid the deepest most painful regret of them all, the regret that comes from letting something amazing pass you by. 10.13

A Drop in the Ocean

Prompt: Can we get shipped wrecked Japril… (high school trip, a prank goes too far April falls over board and Jackson jumps in to save her they end up on a island together?

Ok so here is my attempt at this prompt I received! High School, Ship Wrecked Japril! I hope you like it and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!!

A Drop in the Ocean ~ Ron Pope

A drop in the ocean,
A change in the weather,
I was praying that you and me might end up together.

“Who in their right mind takes a group of high school kids on a summer trip to Hawaii anyway?” April muttered angrily to herself as she sat on a rock in the tree line near the beach.

A string of loud hammering-like noises are let out beside her as she continued, “Who let’s kids go out on their own on a strange island? How is that safe? Are the teachers even allowed to do that? Isn’t there a policy against it?” The hammering got louder and louder every time she spoke, as if it was to purposefully over-power her voice.

“What the heck are you doing, anyway?” She snapped at the boy that was seated on the large rock beside her.

“Would you shut up? I’m trying to be useful and make a shelter, unlike your whiny ass that’s just sitting there!”  He snidely replied to her, holding up a make-shift hammer he created with a rock, a stick and some palm leaves to keep it together.

A few hours ago, she was having the time of her life. She was hanging out with her friends on the beaches of Hawaii, but now? She’s stranded. On an island. With him, of all people! It could be worse, but it’s still pretty awful.

A large commotion interrupted her thoughts, followed by a string of curse words from the guy’s mouth. April glances over at her sole companion. Out of all the people, she just had to get stranded with the most egotistical, arrogant person she had ever met. He was the school’s heartthrob, ‘big shot’ athlete, Jackson Avery. This couldn’t have been worse. This couldn’t be happening! But it is, because she’s stranded on an island, for crying out loud!

How did this even happen?  To her, of all people? Oh, she remembered well, and her friends were going to get it when she got back. Well, if she got back, but she wasn’t going to think about that possibility.

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