I have three friends suffering right now. Their stories are all distinct, and in truth I don’t know the whole of any of them, but I know enough to see and hear that they are in pain. Family, self, struggle. We all have things that weigh upon us more heavily than they might others, but it’s in those shifts and varying colors that the true beauty of each of us lives.
I find myself wishing I had just the right thing to say, the perfect gesture to make or the power to fix it. Instead I try to be steady in my presence.
A few days ago I caught a glimpse of something in the sky that tickled at my subconscious. It felt like I was achieving an understanding of something that had until that very moment eluded me. I wanted to save it for a time when it would make sense. Today it hit me.
It’s cockeyed and taken without a professional eye, but viewed through the eye of the friend, it’s the perspective that despite the murkiness of the clouds or the darkness of the forest, there is a great, wide expanse of blue.
Today, to me, it seems to say that it’s going to be ok.
Wishing blue skies, puffy clouds and protective trees upon my sweet friends.
I identify with all of this – the inchoate ache on behalf of others, the determination to be, if nothing else, present, and to witness, and the passing, elusive feeling of seeing something in the sky. Just so beautiful, and so human, all of it. Thank you. xo
I love this. I love it so much. I love you, too, although we’ve never met. I hope, someday soon, to remedy that.
Lindsey, you always get it. And you don’t dally in coming to add your voice to mine, making every sentiment that much stronger, the echoes enduring the vastness of the internet.
Amy, we must meet. I was putting Fin in a Tea Collection dress and thought of that little man of yours, the one I love but have never seen. And that daughter, of yours, how they’d play. friends, face time or not.
You are good people.
This is just beautiful; the picture and the words.
What a metaphor of hope.
Wishing you a lovely weekend and peace for your friends.