No not the bullying, or cyberstalking, nor even the never ending parade of food making me hungry ALL. THE. TIME.
It’s the grief
the people murdered, robbed, with lives destroyed in myriad ways
a friend of a friends little cousin is facing some terrible cancer
a horse I was watching hoping she’d be pulled from a kill buyer ended up shipped for meat … sigh
it’s relentless, it’s timeless
and then there are the ones who rip a little piece of my heart out
|The beautiful Penny, no longer with us. taken by her human Tanya||
My heart was so full of grief on hearing the news about Penny my eyes leaked (the loss was sudden and unexpected and lovely Tanya did everything possible and then a little more). Too recently Holly lost Parker – a duo who inspired me to keep working with Sally as much as Susan Garrett and Buzz did. Lisa lost Walter a dog dear to my heart. Joanne lost Georgie… the list could go on and on and does. Social media reminds us of our connections to each other. There is perhaps nothing to both dread, and value, more about it.
Tanya, Holly, Lisa, Andrea, Joanne, Kathryn, Devon, Sheila … the list is long, and incomplete but my heart aches every time I type, and say, the words “so sorry for your loss, you were so very lucky to have loved each other”. But repetition makes them true not trite. My eyes have leaked for each loss and I know they will leak more. (rotten allergies!!) I will not get tired of reminding myself that the hardest part of love is the inevitable loss that comes with it. The opportunity to connect to people in such trying, impossible times is a gift. Such is the power of social media.
|Penny always reminded me of Sally.|