Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Healing After Loss

Japanese Garden

"We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us."
~E. M. Forster


Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Snap,
This is very true! Thank you for the "food for thought" quote.
Have a special day.
XO Celestina Marie

My Grama's Soul said...

I paused here and skipped around some of your recent posts this morning....I don't know what you loss is...but here is hoping your heart is mending and you are experiencing some sense of serenity.



Debra She Who Seeks said...

I've always liked that quotation by Forster. Very hard to do though. But necessary, as he says.

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

That's exactly how I feel these days, life has it's own momentum and I am along for the ride. Love this view of the Japanese garden. Hope all is well. Can't believe it is 100 there, probably cool for you. xox Corrine

shirley said...

Beautiful image. No words, just silent reverence.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Snap, I hurt for you... I know how hard it is. You/we try to be strong --but there's a deep pain still effecting us... Time will help --and distractions. BUT--I can't say it's easy. It is NOT. Just lean on God...

Pondside said...

The leap from what we'd planned to what is waiting for us can take an awful lot.

Sherry Smyth said...

this is one of my favourite quotes...there are so many times in my life when I have gone back to that and felt refreshed after doing so. xo

KarenHarveyCox said...

How true.

I recently read the most amazing book called 10,000 Joys, 10,000 Sorrows. It is about a couple and their journey through Alzheimer's Disease. They are both Buddhists and they talk about the profound nature of grief, and acceptance. I learned so much and found it so comforting.

Have a beautiful day. I love this photograph, isn't it so peaceful?


Barb said...

I like seeing Houston's Japanese Garden in summer, Snap. The quote is good advise.