One hand is stretched towards the future yet draws inspiration from her past.
She loves to run, jog and walk.
Strength and wisdom can be silence but also in talk.
And then..... I'm thinking about getting that as a tattoo, or at least framed to hang on my wall. They are currently my two favorite words. Uttering that phrase with an inferred elipsis is such a great reminder that life is a book comprised of chapters. A chapter may come to a close, however, that's not the end of your story. I may have touched on this subject before but "and then" is definitely additional illumination for me. I've been walking around saying it all day.
Our story is not over until our book comes to an end. Every circumstance, especially the uncomfortable ones, I lace with a proverbial "and then". It helps.... Peace and love friends xoxo
In the midst of watching a biography this evening I had a grand revelation. A woman was talking about how she was all but ready to stop truly living her life, because the person she loved most in the world was gone.
As I listened to her reason and justify why she didn't want to experience monumental rights of passage, I could relate. I'd been there before. I'm happy to say I've moved on from that disparaging point of view. Though I've worked so hard to heal, I can't say I ever understood how some of us get to that point whilst others are able to deal with similar situations and be fine.
Then it hit me. Love is not easy but love never fails. Though you may be left behind by a person, love still exists. You find another outlet, and can go on and find happiness again. It's idolizing someone that can cause serious damage. Once you understand the difference you can put people and things in their proper place.
As much as I write about and obsess over the importance of love, no part me wants to partake in idolatry. The weight of loss I've felt has been replaced with illumination and understanding. Surely I don't have full knowledge on this subject. I'm looking forward to my time in prayer and meditation for further insight. Peace and love friends xo...