Tuesday, January 23, 2007

beyond the desert, a blog

I discovered a rather delicious blog this morning ... beyond the desert .

The writer has a way with words that is really rather beautiful; an idea enhanced perhaps because she captured so beautifully the way that I felt once upon a time ...

I want to copy and paste the entire post over here but I'll give you a taste of it instead and if you like it, then you can wander over at will.

An excerpt:
I didn’t foresee that separating
Would lead to unexpected encounters and engrossing conversations with people I had never met before.
I didn’t expect the outpouring of warmth, compassion and support that I have experienced since I moved out.
I didn’t know that I would find myself looking forward
To the rest of my life.
I didn’t believe that I would feel stronger
Now that I am on my own.
I didn’t think that I would have the confidence
To face the constant challenges and carry on.
I never dreamed that I would be in this place at this time in my life
And that it would feel OK.
I didn’t realize to what extent an ending
Can turn out to be a new beginning.

2 comments:

V-Grrrl said...

So many traumatic experiences lead to this kind of personal growth. Always good to remind ourselves how far we've come...

woman wandering said...

'How far we've come' and how much richer our world sometimes becomes ...