Lately I've had to do so much soul searching. I opened my heart to someone who I thought had also opened theirs. I've always loved unconditionally. But to be truly in love unconditionally, that was the best feeling in the whole world. And just like that, it was gone. It left my heart feeling broken, splintered and hollow. I've had to un-root and dislodge loving memory associations from my soul, and it's been tortuous, but I'm not giving up on finding that pure love again. My heart still aches, but love heals everything. Your wonderful images speak to me, my friend. Thank you so much for your kindness, also. You're a ray of light to those who slip into the murky black waters of heartbreak and loneliness.
Thank you such a beautiful, heartfelt and vulnerable comment Ryan. I am certainly no stranger to the black murky waters of heartbreak and loneliness. Maybe that is why love is very important to me/us. Yohanan, the person in this picture was also a ray of light to me. Simply put, he taught me everything not by being my teacher, but by the simple act of loving and accepting me as I was. It was the greatest gift.
And I wish that for you dear Ryan. That and so many blessings. I deeply appreciate the sprinkles of affection you shower in all of your posts here on DA and on FB, where we get a glimpse into your loving circle of family and friends - Brenda, your Mom, Bjorn, Tami, Vee, Izzie and everyone. At this time of my life, sharing loving kindness is the only thing that makes my world go round. :grouphugs:
That's so wonderful, Delia. If I learned anything from my recent event, it's that I need to remain open and not shut down or shut out the world. There were times when the pain in my heart hurt so bad that I just wanted to lay down and die -- not suicide, but just to stop and let myself go. That's not the answer. Perhaps it's part of life, like what we have to endure in grief with the loss of loved one. Time and love heals everything and we pick up, carry on and get stronger, sharing that love with others, just as you do. It really does make my world go round too.
For sure - I am starting to realize sharing our pain is just as important as sharing our good times. I have tended to be of the variety to suffer in silence mostly. I am now learning it is better to be vulnerable and transparent. You are a wonderful example of that. A journey to wholeness...
I'm definitely on the journey to wholeness -- I feel so fragmented and torn. It is good to get these things out and share them -- I was the same in that I used to internalize my emotions and pain, hiding them from everyone. It's been very liberating to set that free. I'm right there with you on the journey, Delia. I think you're a remarkable person and your light shines bright.
Stunning work, Delia! It is beautiful and well done image and captures that feeling in a dreamy and elegant manner. As to the question, I would say most folks who've ever owned a dog know exactly what that feels like.
Not only did you capture the pure essence of the "look" but you also are so remarkably accurate in the sparkle of the eye, the purity of the smile and the dreamlike memory of what we have both come to know and experience. Bravo Sweet Dee, you really *nailed it*!