posted by Mary Lello, Sunday, May 9, 2010, 4:30 PM
This came in the mail from our friend Joanie Dow. It's an Anne Lamott quote and I believe it's from her book Traveling Mercies.
I just have to share it. I so love Lamott's writings and this just hits too perfectly.
"You will lose someone you can't live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you will never completely get over the loss of a beloved person. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn't seal back up. And you come through. It's like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly - that still hurts when the weather is cold - but you learn to dance with a limp"
This certainly is how I'm feeling now, broken beyond repair and still trying to grasp what my life is now. But to think that I may, some day, learn to dance again even with a limp is hopeful. And to also understand that, although time heals, there is indeed scar tissue and right now the gaping hole Jim has left in my life feels irreparable.
Thank you all for the emails, the food, the cards, the loving and kind words.