Every now and then life has a way of bringing moments of sorrow to our path. These life events leave us hurt, confused, sometimes even lost. This was one of those weeks for me. My friends and I experienced some intensely sad and unexpected losses, leaving us heart broken by these major life changes. There were many tears. As it was all passing I kept thinking of that scene in Lord of the Rings where the Hobbits bid the companions of their fellowship goodbye. One of our hobbits had to leave this week and it was heart breaking to watch him board the ship and sail into the west.
But the sun rose from the east this morning as it always has and always will. I rose a glass to my friend last night and this morning found comfort on a restorative run at a local park. The song of the birds and the soundtrack of my favorite movie, Hook, pushed me on and reassured me that everything is going to be ok. With the grass as my seat, I wrote this post, the beautiful, still waters of the bay before me.
No one knows what will happen next, no one knows why sadness is brought to us, but one of my good friends said it best yesterday as we were all saying our goodbyes to our hobbit; good things don’t last forever because we wouldn’t enjoy or appreciate them if they did.
On my run, my eyes still puffy from crying the day before, I was able to find joy from the memories of all the wonderful, laugh filled moments we shared and those yet ahead. I realized that sometimes chapters must come to an end, but that doesn’t mean the story is over. If you turn the page, the setting may have changed, but the characters will remain the same. Realizing this brought me great peace, comfort and joy, as I hope it may for you too, dear readers, if anything like this is happening to you.
All my love, dear readers, and until next week!
Your humble author,