Monday, October 17, 2011
I wasn't going to post twice today, but I have a bit of time (thanks J). I finally saw my hairdresser for a cut and color this morning. It feels so good to have manageable hair back - I couldn't even tame it with the flat iron - and to have my gray hair covered. She cut three inches, but left it long enough for me to pull into a ponytail.
I feel better, lighter, refreshed, but at the same time my heart is so heavy. I learned of two friends who are really hurting today. Really hurting. My heart is broken. I am sad for them, for the pain and struggles they are enduring at the moment.
Today I learned that this adage - "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle," (Plato) - is very, very true. It is hard to know I can do nothing but say, "I love you, I'm sorry this is happening to you."
We all have our moments, our times of trial. Holding B tight this evening. Grateful for life and breath and the light that comes after immense darkness and grief. Hoping and praying my friends find comfort and light in their darkness.
Posted by Angela at 8:40 PM