Wednesday, September 2, 2009

And this also...

I don't know why but I am still surprised when the grief comes to visit. I have so many days now where I float above this life and all of its suffering.  And then, out of the abyss, comes a grief so raw and searing that it takes my breath away.  And I cry.  And cry.  And cry.  I cannot make these moments of grief go any more than I can make the moments of joy stay.  So, I just let them pass through, like clouds. 

tall penguin

4 comments:

secretlifeofgayle said...

"like clouds." I think that is a beautiful way to think of it. Maybe there will be a rainbow sometime soon?

tall penguin said...

See, that's the beauty of clouds, they always pass. And if not a rainbow, sun.

Eric said...

Beautiful.

I think you're about due to watch I Heart Huckabees (maybe for the second time).

The director's commentary has some of the best spiritual teaching I've ever heard regarding suffering.

tall penguin said...

Thanks for the recommend Eric. It's been some time since I saw that film and you're right, I'm due. I'm curious to hear the director's commentary as well.