Hearts are fragile things

Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn. ~C S Lewis
One thing I have learned and developed through all the losses in my life is the tenacity to see something good beyond my own pains. Though, like many of us, I struggled and lost many battles within. Losses that I now count as gains.

The events and circumstances of the past few weeks have made me question what I had become. Many sleepless nights left faint traces of tear stains in my bed. At some point it was not possible to see the good out of the mess I was feeling within. I could not handle the fact that everything had changed. That is, everything that made my heart whole, once.

I must have been fairly successful at putting on a tough act through it all. But hearts are fragile things, you know, and mine, too, was shattered.

So, I shifted my eyes to an entirely different perspective. That changed things, or rather, it changed how I saw my own brokenness. I consoled myself in the quietness of early mornings, just taking it slow. And deliberately. Truth hits you less painfully at this pace.
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” —Marcel Proust
There is always something good in everything (I've always thought so) you just have to look for it... take the road less traveled. And reasonably so.


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