One of my most favorite of all quotes.
And I have found it to be so very true…for me.
Tears of sadness. Tears of grief. Tears of heartache.
All kinds of tears. Sometimes a thought or memory brings tears to our eyes .
Other times our crying is deep and long.
Agony and ache pours out from deep inside our hearts and down our cheeks.
I sometimes wonder how can I have so many tears?
But tears happen for a reason. They allow our pain a way out.
When something is no longer painful…the tears for it will stop.
There is nothing quite like the feeling that comes after a strenuous hike.
I may begin tentatively, unsure of my footing, legs and heart weary…But I keep going.
I keep going until the sweat pours down my face…and I reach the summit.
And for those few moments in time, everything is forgotten…
I feel euphoric instead of sad. I feel successful instead of defeated.
I feel replenished instead of empty.
Everyone knows the healing power of the sea.
The ebb and flow of tides…so like our emotions.
Infinite and vast. The sea and sky seemingly endless.
Our grief seems so small in comparison.
And the ocean reminds us…life goes on.
Soon…I will make my way back to the sea…to finish this healing process.
Then perhaps I can say goodbye to this part of my life
Turn the page
And say hello to the next chapter…