Reflection

Posted by on May 26, 2014 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

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There is something very odd about passing the 50 yard line. Increasingly, I am becoming familiar with loss. And while it is absurd to assume that there is a correlation between entering one’s 50th decade and loss, it does seem that the older I become, the more aware I am of how truly transient life is.

Over the past several months, I have watched friends lose parents and loved ones, friends divorce, friends end relationships, and friends become ill. And just last week, I personally experienced a sudden loss that created a chasm that was so profound that I currently feel as if I am drifting without a clear direction or purpose.

This is what they call midlife, when we are forced to wake up and pay attention. And, perhaps this is why we are advised to live in the moment, because that moment is gone in a blink of an eye and things change so very rapidly.

I awoke this morning with an indescribably heavy heart, tinged with loss and love and hope. And then, I realized that today was Memorial Day. Ironic? I think not.

On this Memorial Day, please take one or two moments to reflect on those women and men who lost their lives protecting our country. The faces may be unfamiliar but they were once someone’s daughter, son, husband, wife, partner, friend or confidante. As I contemplate my loss, I cannot imaging the anguish that these families went through. My loss pales in comparison.

Peace.

2 Comments

  1. 5-26-2014

    I’m so sorry to hear it, Liz. And I totally get it. Take the best possible care of yourself while you process this life event. A massage can be a wonderful thing in moments when you have nothing to give – massage is all taking.

  2. 5-27-2014

    I figure losses shouldn’t be compared. Loss is loss. I ache for yours. XO, your Wednesday supersub.

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