Friday, September 23, 2005

It was almost dry...


...and then...

While it may not normally happen on this grand of a scale, this sort of thing seems to happen all around us. People ALMOST have babies. People ALMOST have love. People ALMOST have financial security. You just never know when the next strong storm is going to blow through your life and wipe the slate clean, forcing you to start over, or at least retreat a bit and walk over some part of the path a second time. Where are we all headed? Two steps forward and one step back. Until we die. How ridiculously silly it all seems.

3 comments:

Kathy McC said...

It's unbelieveable, and very very sad. It's like you can almost taste the success, and then BAM! It's gone. Just like that.

msfitzita said...

I really does seem silly, and yet somehow, somehow we carry on just the same. I'm not sure if it's stupidity, stubborness or just cock-eyed optimism, but the day dawns, I greet it and I hope.

gabesmama said...

I remember once that you posted that you still felt like you were a child in a grown up's body or something like that. It made me think about what I'm just about to say: lossing Gabe made me grow up and see life and death in a way that I never did before. It is like OK I will get over this trajedy and rise like a phoenix, but I know that there will inevitablty be more saddness and even more trajedies. I know that life is really a ying-yang kinda thing. That life is horribly sad and amazinginly happy. It scares me, but then I think what if, when one day I pull myself out of my misery, I am able to really appreciate life in ways that I was never able to before. I no one thing--that my life is differnt and is changed. Yes, we are victims of a hurricane and we will rebuild in a flood zone and we know we will one day get washed away for good. Maybe New Orleans is a good place for us all since we have to learn to enjoy the music before the next storm.