Monday, June 9, 2008

Manic Monday: Under

For Kristin


Stepping Stones to Now

No matter how long you have to prepare, nothing can prepare you.
The vacant space left behind leaves a hollow place in your heart.
Hollow, but not void of pain.
The pain tears at your chest while you smile, and cope, and continue living your life.
Life goes on, but often that wound tries to pull you under.

Time heals all wounds, yet time is an illusion.
All there is is Now.
Now is sorrow.
Now is loss.
Now is joy in her memory.
Now is sunshine through Noah's eyes.
Now is feeling and acknowledging your pain.
Now is feeling everything that this process brings you.
Anger, fear, guilt, joy, love... these are all stepping stones to the Now that brings peace.

Love this process. Love her life. Love the Now and each gift it brings you.

5 comments:

Britta said...

Clanc, As always you are a beautiful, beautiful writer with so much to share. xxox

Ginny said...

Hey, it was nice to meet you and I think this was beautifully said. Hopefully you and Kristin can meet up and actually meet :-) this weekend. Thanks for the company today!

Mags said...

See, this is why I'm so flattered that you like my writing. You're amazing!

beth s. said...

Clance, you're awesome!
Thank you for helping me understand 'process' more fully and the importance of Now and the peace it can truly bring when you stay in Now. It is not an easy thing when the Now has hurt and frustration and pain. It's so easy to retreat into the past or foretell future that denies the Now. You are so strong and you are a great example to all of us. Thanks for sharing you!

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