What are your heartbreak losses?
In the past days, I have had friends tell me of heartbreaking losses in their lives. One experienced the death of a precious cat, another told of having lost her wedding photos in a flood, and yet another family I know lost a barn and contents to a fire. Many of us at this moment have lost jobs and income, loved ones, abilities, plans and dreams. There is scarcely a day that goes by that we don’t have some sort of loss.
Here’s is what struck me: Loss is continual and inevitable as we go through life, and yet, we humans keep on keeping on. We humans are a miracle with that.
When I had that thought this morning, I smiled. And when I’ve just now put it into words, I think I’ve sat up a little taller, and some irritation I’ve had at a person faded away in the light of this awareness. Everyone–each one of us–is a darn amazing miracle.
The other day someone asked me if I was working on a new book. I rolled my eyes and said, “Yes, the never-ending book that I keep editing.”
Yes, friends, THE BOOK, is still in progress. The change I deemed necessary was points-of-view. I did not think it would be that hard or take much time. I was so wrong. Yet, I am also finding that I’m tightening the focus of a story that tends to wander even more than my usual wandering. This heavy editing is necessary, and as I told my friend, “It keeps me busy.” There–in the face of loss of time, dreams, and plans–I’m a miracle who keeps on keeping on.
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Let me say that no book I ever wrote was easy to write. Each one is a miracle.