There is nothing like being in joy one minute and then have it all come crashing down around you the next minute. It’s like falling off a cliff in slow motion, without the thrill of a blue ocean below.
I have considered worse fates than mine, but honestly can’t see the forest for all of the darn trees. I should be lucky I came out okay. But this time, after an ugly incident reared its head my way, I just feel bummed, sad, and brokenhearted. As I write this, friends are out and I am closed within my four walls, feeling quite sorry for myself. This trauma is seriously forcing me into a subtle, cabin fever, crazy.
I know tomorrow will be better than today, because each day has provided a few glimmers of inevitable healing.
How do you react in the face of an unexpected adversity? I have learned what a silly crybaby I am, deep down inside. Does that help or hurt me? I guess if I were being truly honest, I would know that it probably slows me down, on the ‘getting better’ train. It also reminds me how much people need other people to care. Really care. I want to be sure to remember that, when a friend or loved one is hurting. Maybe that is the lesson I am supposed to learn, from the time I am home healing.
I am invested in love that is completely unselfish and giving. I need to be more conscious of my own actions. Sometimes I forget to listen, reach out, and comfort the ones I love.
I am talking about giving unconditional love. Caring….really caring without any limitations. “Find a heart that will love you at your worst, and arms that will hold you at your weakest” Author unknown
I guess we should all be careful with the word, love. It is powerful and not casual. When we whisper it from our lips, we should mean it and follow up with sincere actions. Listen to “Sea Creatures” by Soak.
“And they tell you
They love you
Well they don’t mean it
I don’t think they know what they mean
I don’t think they know what love is
Throw it around like it’s worthless
I don’t think they know what love is.”
How does an 18-year-old girl from Derry, Ireland get it so completely? Her voice is incredibly bold and true.
Soak is Bridie Monds-Watson. There is authenticity in her lyrics, but the way she conveys them in song is nothing short of simple brilliance. Her bio on Facebook says, “Short Irish kid who appreciates Dragons & Dinosaurs. Has wonky bottom teeth & writes song. Kind of funny sometimes. ” She is so young and yet so spot on in her observation of youth and life.
Reviewed by Pure M Magazine, “She is not only the ‘one to watch’ but the one to marvel at. I sense it won’t be long until this lady will be soothing the hearts and minds of those universally experiencing uncertainty about who they are and what this thing called life is really all about.”
Pay attention y’all, she is going to be around awhile and I look forward to listening! Check out her debut album, Before We Forgot To Dream. It is all good.