life as i know it

"...everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt." -Sylvia Plath

Saturday, September 24, 2005

serving a purpose

A very wise woman once told me that people enter our lives for a purpose. Sometimes, that purpose is served and a relationship continues. Other times, that purpose is served and then the person disappears from our lives. I remember at the time being so consumed with emotions that I thought this was an incredibly depressing way to view relationships. And it still saddens me.
I suppose I want to believe that those people closest to your heart will always be there. Only with great anguish does the realization of reality come. The fact is that what that woman said is often right. As we all grow and change, relationships often fade or disappear completely. I still like to believe that the truly important ones cannot wholely disappear, but merely may become overshadowed at times. And those ones that touch your soul the deepest...those are like the tide...a constant ebb and flow...but continuous nevertheless.

Though it recedes farther and farther from shore, the tide can always come back in.


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At 1:48 AM, Blogger Sky said...

I think we could also look at this process as passive and active life forces...sometimes we continue an active role in another's life; sometimes we are more passive and remain in the background as simply part of their journey and history, a chapter in their story. Some people are more suited to sharing our lives because we have more intersecting courses in our journeys.

I am reminded of "The Little Prince" and the message "It is only with the heart that one can see clearly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." And, then I remember one does not have to be in the presence of those who are or who have been significant to us to feel them, to know them, or to have them nearby. The lessons, the information they imparted or which we learned in their presence, are always inside us and available.
They do not have to be "here" because they have never left. This is not to say we will never "miss" the twinkle in the eye, the sound of the voice, the smile which brought us joy or calm, the moments we were held - but when we think upon those days we have known together, our old friend or lover "drifts" back - as surely as the tide returns to the shore it has kissed a million times. And in that moment we are in the presence of all we have known. We never lose that which has become a part of us.

If you have not read St Exupery's wonderful story, you might want to check it out. It is a touching tale about life and love.

Speaking of love....mine is yours.

<3 x0x0x0

At 1:31 PM, Blogger Wenda said...

I like this post very much. Thanks for sharing these thoughts.


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