Thursday, January 31, 2013

month one

it's hard to believe january is over.  there were days that seemed so long. some winter days are so cold and empty.  but then there are the snowy, silent beautiful ones, when, if only for a moment the whole world looks magical.  this month brought with it a lot of loss.   i remind myself, each goodbye brings  another hello, for each ending there is a new beginning and for each painful memory, a happier one. 
change is never easy but it can be good. it does force you to move forward. i do struggle with finality but there comes a time when you have to stop, take a minute,  look around and step away.  like most things worth having,  when they end it stings for a while. 
i came across this quote and it truly was so timely.

we usually think of time as a river, a river like the nile, with strong, swift current bearing us further and further way from what we have been and towards the time when we will be not at all…but perhaps we should think of time as a deep, still pool rather than a fast-flowing river…instead of looking back at time, we could look down into it…and now again different features of the past–different sights and sounds and voices and dreams–would rise to the surface: rise and subside, and the deep pool would hold them all, so that nothing was lost and nothing ever went away.
- from The Long Goodbye, Meghan O’Rourke

love sent, xo

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