Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Feelings Are Some Serious Shit

Received sad news today of the passing of Norman, a much loved pet.

Watched a movie last night called Taking Chance, about a Marine Officer escorting the body of a fallen comrade to his home for burial.

Received a note this morning of an acquaintance who is sitting with a dying relative.

Some days it just seems right to dwell on life and death and what is real. Today is one of those days. I don't hide from my feelings anymore - if sadness comes it is expressed. Actually, I am not afraid of my feelings anymore - and what a relief that is.

It's a fact of life that crying is self-limiting;
Anger is self-limiting;
Guilt is a normal feeling;
Fear is normal - and not to be feared.

If we didn't have the so-called "bad" or "negative" feelings, how would we recognize the "good" and "pleasant" feelings?

So, hug someone today, and be thankful you have them;
Appreciate life "cause we only go 'round once; and
Live life like you're dying (in truth, we all are).

A few pictures I especially like (thanks, Kristin):
"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly."
– Richard Bach

1 comment:

(hey)Jude said...

Beautiful photographs, thank you! And, ::::::drum roll::::::: the D is gone! (not that I noticed or anything). Sadness and reflection are good, but only for a day. ok?
Love you,
Jude **