Monday, December 17, 2012

just when

they say that hearts can be broken------that maybe they can't be mended---only transplanted--only bypassed--

our souls long for connection but sometimes those connections leave us empty and confused--

how can a world where we are expected to exist and work and love and marry and give birth---be so laden with what seems to be booby traps---just waiting to get us---sometimes when we have forgotten to be afraid---sometimes when life seems mundane--but easy to manage

such is this place we call home--for now----i think of the ants---they go along building and planning and most times unaware of the giant looming over them---their lives ready to end----just when they've built that dream home--just when their family is complete--just when they've finally made it to retirement age--just when

just when we do not know--when our world will be forever altered--forever shattered----and we just know we will never recover--

when just as suddenly----a shadow appears beside us and we feel this warmth---a warmth we have maybe never experienced before and something inside us beckons us upwards and onwards---with a promise of a greater meaning--a greater hope--and once again our hearts are shocked back into the rhythm of this life

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  1. Is that a jump-start when our connections have fizzled? I could use that on occasion. Hope your Christmas is coming together! Drop by my 21st century blog if you have time, to see my Santas and Christmas village (one of my traditions with my collectibles).

    http://dghudson.blogspot.ca/2012/12/a-christmas-scene-for-holidays.html

    Looking forward to more posts from you in 2013.

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    1. thanks d.g.----i will be sure to drop by---and i look forward to your wonderful posts as well :)

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  2. Very true. We just need to be open and keep on living to make it through sometimes.

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  3. I love this! We don't know what the master plan is, but if we keep going, things fall into place.

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    1. yes we must keep going---thanks sherry <3

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  4. I hold on to that promise of a greeter meaning...

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    1. the only thing that keeps me going, annmarie<3

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  5. Thank you for this post and for reminding us that comfort can follow pain.

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  6. Lynn, this is beautiful, as always. Your words are such an incredible gift at a time like this. Waiting for the moment when "our hearts are shocked back into the rhythm of this life"...it will come, I know.

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    1. it was just what was on my heart--thank you so much meredith <3

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  7. I guess that is all we can do. Get up again and start a new. Some days though, it's just not as easy.

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  8. I feel like I need a jump-start, quite often.

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  9. I feel so often that everyhing it bright and shiny in one part of my life and then the giant steps on another part. So many ups and downs wear me down.

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  10. I think so many of us have these questions swirling around inside of us this week. Through the heartbreak and sadness, it's nice to come here and read such a comforting post.

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    1. yes many questions---thank you theresa <3

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  11. some deep and meaningful lines there...

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  12. Beautiful, insightful and poignant post, I drew comfort at the end.
    Have a great Christmas, you and yours.

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    1. thanks so much for the kind words anthony :)

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