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Sadness is the Soul Recognizing Change

Posted by on June 7, 2011

“Perhaps we would bear our sadness with greater trust than we have in our joys. For they are the moments when something new has entered us, something unknown; our feelings grow mute in shy embarrassment, everything in us withdraws, a silence arises, and the new experience, which no one knows, stands in the midst of it all and says nothing. ”
When I am hurt-and that is often-I now try to see it as something other than pain. When I am lost-and that is often-I remember to take a deep breath and look around to see the new place I am in. I have always been okay with being vulnerable to the attacks of the world. However, as I grow older, I am getting weary. I have the urge to protect myself and not feel sadness with as much frequency as I have recklessly done in my youth. This would be a mistake. Sadness has been misunderstood. Sadness is the soul recognizing change.

It has been a fortnight at least since my last post. I had mentally withdrawn into myself. I thought that this blog was also a useless bit of personal diary. And then came the calls, the emails, and a barrage of facebook notes asking if I’ve been anywhere from ill to dead. These inquiries have allowed me to realize how many of you read and that my posts need not stop, despite where I think my head may be. Thank you all for awakening my soul.

7 Responses to Sadness is the Soul Recognizing Change

  1. Lyn

    I’m glad to see you’re OK, at least relatively speaking. Isn’t it an amazing circle of friends we develop in cyberspace? We are blessed.

  2. Steve

    I have enjoyed your writing and your pictures. Keep up the great blog.

  3. Bonnie

    I’ve been thinking about you alot lately…Nights on the corner of the porch, solving the world’s problems, have never been the same. When you and Robin were in my life for these nightly conversations, I was at my happiest and never laughed so hard. I miss you guys, dear. Holding a good thought for you and hoping your spirits lift.

  4. Ron and Sally

    Glad to see all is ok. We just may cross paths again shortly! We are currently at Willow Tree setting up and checking all the systems out prior to heading out. We have a reunion in Wilmington, DE next weekend so we will be in West Chester KOA for a week! Hope we can get by to see you and Robin if it’s not to far away.

  5. Paul

    For about 10 days I have been watching for the next updated blog and just the last article on scrubs was available. Larry you created this blog, and now you have your friends all hooked on your daily outings which you can not stop. Your writing talents are excellent, selective and intriging to say the least. You must continue as your blog is like a daily newspaper, it is a “Must Read Article”. So please contine as this is one of the ways we stay in touch with you, Robin and Brutus lives. I really enjoy your blog and vacation time is over, back to the keyboard “Gypsy Larry”.

  6. Debbie

    Gypsy Larry,
    Sorry, I have been behind on my reading as of late, or I would have been certainly been checking on your wherabouts? Or assuming that you where honing your
    grandpa skills! I guess you have found out by now how many of us look forward to your posts and pictures : ) Please don’t don’t
    take too many more extended absences please .

  7. Deborah

    I did a search on sadness to better understand my own. I found your post. It mattered to me. Thank you.

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