Monday, December 13, 2010

Gratitude For You

As the waves crash up against my life, I feel like I sent out some distress signals which were answered by so many compassionate and concerned friends.  And in the answers came strength, comfort and understanding.  There is a collective woman-soul(This includes certain men who are very comfortable with women.  You know who you are:)) which crosses over boundaries, differences and even the Internet.  There is a language spoken that whispers to us and helps us to fly past the obstacles and into a clearing of better understanding.  In so many ways, the individuals who I have met as a result of this blog, have ushered me into a space of clearer understanding.  We may all be on different paths during this lifetime, but so much of each other's story feels familiar.  We listen to one another.  We care for one another and we reach out when someone is wounded.
And as the waves crash in, I am so blessed to be pulled away from the undertow by kind souls like you.  Your words, like floating buoys of respite, cradle my tired spirit until I am able to swim my way back to gentler seas.  Thank you for allowing me to admit that even though there are some things that will never be, I can search for and find comfort in places I never even expected.

7 comments:

Angella Lister said...

i have been thinking a lot about what you say here, about the comfort and love that is offered by what you call the collective woman soul (which includes some men, yes). it is something i never expected, a soul cluster, a blessing, refuge. understanding, you are so right.

chandelier magic said...

And you have friends like me, who don't always comment, but are standing right there with you cheering you on.

As usual, I feel exactly like you do about the wonderful women here in blogland.

Love the photos of your family in SF -
Marsha

Renee said...

Amen, Debbie...your words ring with such truth and honesty. "We care for one another and reach out when someone is wounded." There is that special connection with others that I longed for during many years of isolation that I find in blogging friends. A true gift I cherish. I too have learned so much from othere here in this world. Sending gentle hugs .....

Sharon said...

You do this for me, my friend. I'm so glad we met.

Kathleen Botsford said...

P.S. I forgot to mention the 20 pounds I gained! much love and commiseration!!!

LauraX said...

love you!!!

Neil and Susan Brown said...

You are not alone, not now or ever! I totally relate to your feeling Deb, right down to feeling motherless. You need to nurture yourself. Do kind things just for you. When you feel alone, just reach out and I will be there. xoxo

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