Friday, September 26, 2008

Standing in the Here and Now

It is becoming increasingly clear to me that I have integrated my grief and mourning into the fabric of the life I am living today. I am more externally focused and looking into the future after such a long time of being internally focused and longing for the past.

It is with great joy that I make this post standing firmly in the here and now.

There is an alchemy in sorrow. It can be transmuted into wisdom, which, if it does not bring joy, can yet bring happiness.
Pearl S. Buck


  1. I celebrate with you! Welcome to the now, we all need to make the most of it because it is all we have even though our memories make up a part of that picture.

  2. What a beautiful and wise quote of Pearl S. Buck. Did you know that when I was young I love to reading her books and stories about China.

    Thanks so much for your kind and lovely words on my blog Anniversary! I am glad with your friendship!

  3. I'm not quite there yet, still spending a lot of time inside myself, and looking to the past. But there is comfort to be found here, in the thought that I can get to a point where I will look forward, will look outside of myself, and still honor the future I have lost.

  4. Glad life is coming together so well for you. Earlier this year I became aware of an inner adjustment having occurred. Still, there are unaccountable times of greater sensitivity that seem irrational.

  5. Oh, dear Suzann,
    I'm happy to hear you have taken another step forward from your loss.
    After meeting you in person and many of your friends, I do know you are a unique person - meaning so much for so many - not to forget your clients. Even for me - living on the other side of the Pond.

    Hope to see you again in not to long

  6. i have been so happy to see you embracing your life in a different way this year. and what a busy year it has been, filled with travel and entertaining, old and new friends. you have been busily moving all about. :)

    the present is always, of course, filled with all of the living which brought us to this moment, so we really never have to leave the past behind. i suppose we simply let it live in lower light, allowing it blend into the whole instead of always being in high focus. when i was healing from a broken heart many, many years ago someone told me that i seemed like a person trying to drive a car forward while looking out the rear window. she was right.

  7. And so, the journey continues, my dear Suzann.....This is such a wonderful post! I am so very very happy for you.