After the storm, a divorcee’s view.

And after the storm                                                                                                              I run and run as the rains come                                                                                       And I look up                                                                                                                    On my knees and out of luck, I look up

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But there will come a time you’ll see                                                                              With no more tears                                                                                                         And love will not break your heart                                                                                    But dismiss your fears                                                                                                     Get over your hill and see, what you find there                                                               With grace in your heart and flowers in your hair

Some days I can almost see what awaits on the other side of my hill.  Today was not one of those days.  This song by Mumford & Sons expresses my feelings well.

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16 thoughts on “After the storm, a divorcee’s view.

  1. So glad that I am over my hill. I never wanted to love again. I was and really, I still am okay with growing old with myself. I used to be totally against loving again. It is painul when you hand over one of your most prized possessions only to have it crushed. But some amazing man has cut thru the barded wire, melted the titanium and crushed the rock encasement around my heart. I am still scared…but I know I can survive either way. 🙂

    One day at a time Pat….

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  2. Thanks, C. I’m doing better. I’m glad you liked Mumford & Sons. They’ve been around for a while and I’ve now adopted them as one of my favorite groups. One of them plays a “killer” banjo. And of course Leonard Cohen is one of my lifelong favorites.

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  3. Sorry it’s a downer today. No doubt the hot hot weather makes a big contritution to our moods. You will be able to see the other side of the mountain again. I had never heard Mumford and Sons but they are a lot like Leonard Cohen. That’s a good thing.

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  4. I think one of the most important things is to give oneself permission to have days when things don’t seem so good. Acknowledge it.

    Then give yourself some mini-goals. Planning the shopping list, watering the plants, going for walk, visiting a good friend.

    Look up at your ‘hill’ and then up to the sky and all the possibilities that lie in front.

    Hope you wake to a better day
    Lots of hugs
    Caroline

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    • Thank you, Caroline. Today was indeed a better day. I was busy and busy is almost always better for me.

      And I agree that I am allowed to acknowledge a down day and accept it for what it is.

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  5. And then one day the colour returns to your life and things begin to look better. “With grace in your heart and flowers in your hair”. You know you can do it and will get there.

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