No Face

Day 128: This is No Face. A spirit from the Japanese Animation Film “Spirited Away”. This No Face is also my past. Alcohol. Regrets. Anger. He hangs in my car as a reminder that the past will never be gone. It can be left in the past but it’s easier to try and live with your past than try to forget it. Too much has come and gone to never think about it again. People often say don’t regret the past because everything happens for a reason and our past shapes our future. I think I’m believing that more as I get older. Sure, I made mistakes when I was younger but how do you learn to be a better person without experiencing life’s difficulties?

No Face represents Alcohol. It will always be around me as I go through life. Let’s be honest, it is everywhere! You can be teetotal but you can’t be teetotal by solely locking yourself away from the devil. You still have to live your life.

By being around No Face I can learn to live with my past even when it stares me straight in the face. I’m not scared of this spirit. I learn to accept it, allow it to be around me and over time it will just be there, not doing anything apart from being No Face.

Author: Happy Daddy

A married thirtysomething Dad of two young daughters navigating my way through life a day at a time

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