“There comes a time for healing
no matter how broken you are right now;
no matter how heavy your heart is right now.
There comes a time when you will go outside
and let the sun shine on your face
and let the wind touch your hair
and you will not be tired by just simply being awake.
There comes a time when you will be happy to be alive again
and that day you will appreciate your own being
because now you know the other side.
Now you know the opposite.
Now you know what it’s like to not be sure if you really are; who
you really are;
if you simply are, anymore.
And that day
will be the beginning of everything.”
― Charlotte Eriksson, Empty Roads & Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps
The third definition for Matter in Webster’s online dictionary is “The element in the universe that undergoes formation and alteration”
Am I going to be Matter, or No Matter?
Change, or Not Change?
Let Grief overtake me, or not?
I have had many happy moments
in the last six weeks
enough to remind me
that life must go on
Although my Love died
I did not
Grief is fluid
missing him is okay
crying is normal
but it does not have to
grief can live alongside happiness
grieving and living
can coexist somehow
so I can be me
and I can be happy
eyes to the future
while not forgetting
the joy of the past
the lessons I learned
remembering my brokenness
so it won’t relapse.
I want to be Matter
I want to be me
I want to be happy
…even in the midst of grief
This realization made today
my “beginning of everything.”
186 XO Lisa
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