Eventually the shock wears off…

…and the pain goes away.

And life goes on.

I know.

You can take a hell of a hit, and thre is always a way back or out the other end. AND still have a shot at surviving.

I know.

“You live like this, sheltered, in a delicate world, and you believe you are living. Then you read a book(Lady Chatterley, for instance), or you take a trip, or you talk with Richard, and you discover that you are not living, that you are hibernating. The symptoms of hibernating are easily detectable: first, restlessness. The second symptom(when hibernating becomes dangerous and might degenerate into death): absence of pleasure. That is all. It appears like an innocuous illness. Monotony, boredom, death. Millions live like this(or die like this) without knowing it. They work in offices. They drive a car. They picnic with their families. They raise children. And then some shock treatment takes place, a person, a book, a song, and it awakens them and saves them from death.” Anais Nin

4 comments on “Eventually the shock wears off…

  1. Thanks Lori. I know there is an end o pain and can feel it, but the pain had a purpose and lessons I am learning. I am here for you if you need me. M.

  2. I’ve been hibernating for a while- within myself even though I’ve gone through the motions of life- it certainly isn’t the same as living. That is changing- but it is a process isn’t it?

    The pain is horrible that you went through, but on the other side- a butterfly is emerging. *hugs*

  3. As you both know, I had in some ways fied and solidified into something toxic nd lumpen. Life offered me a doorway, which included loss and pain BUT awoke me. And I am grateful. Pain was part of the doorway…the shock.

  4. Wow. And thanks for posting this….

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