Done Bun Can’t Be Undone

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I have always been a huge fan of Stephen King. He has a magical way of delving into the wonderment and wisdom inherent in the ten-year-old’s mind which paints a world we all remember yet no longer are privy to as adults. He carries this slightly off perspective through his adult characters as well, showing us a perspective we all know yet seem to forget.

His book Insomnia was published my junior year of high school, during that grey period where you simultaneously straddle the worlds of childhood and adulthood. One line from that book stayed in my mind for the entire year, most likely due to the sing-songy quality with which my internal voice read it.

Done bun can’t be undone.

I never really thought what that line meant until just recently. Literally, once the bread is baked, there is no going back to the dough.

How much effort do we waste in our lives trying to undo done buns? How often do we lament “the way things were” and we try to navigate back to them? How much time do we spend replaying past decisions and mentally taking new paths?

I find it interesting that the book was released the same year I began dating my now ex-husband. Those fateful words were spooling through my head during our courtship. Done bun can’t be undone.

Rather than fight against the past, I have learned to accept it. Would I do it over again the same way? It doesn’t matter. I don’t have that option. Instead, I try to take the past as a starting point.

A done bun can’t be undone, but it can be enjoyed with a pat of butter and a hot mug of tea.

Thank you for sharing!

6 thoughts on “Done Bun Can’t Be Undone

  1. My Era – India – My Era chose her pen-name keeping in mind that the initials read ME because that's what she blogs about. She believes that the deeper one knows about oneself, the clearer is their understanding of others. This blog is the journey of her own self. She loves to share her survival and parenting triumphs and failures here. When she's not working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, cooking or taking photos.
    My Era says:

    I agree 🙂

  2. Sacred Journey – Gerton, North Carolina – I write from the inspiration of the Divine in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. It's hard not to be inspired by nature and her beauty. It's impossible not to notice the love that's right in front of us each day. I write because I must. It has become a direct channel from Spirit. I thank you for stopping by and joining me in these words.
    momentswithmillie says:

    Wow! I love your insight. Have a great day!!!

    1. Insight? More like woke up with a coughing fit at 3:00 am and couldn’t breathe if I put my head back on the pillow so I decided to write what was on my mind. I think I’m a little afraid that I woke up thinking of Stephen King:) Hope you had a great day and enjoy the cool weather after all the rain!

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