Monday, May 28, 2012
The Learning Curve
I wrote this in college when I was 19 years old. Over the past five days my best friend, my sister, has moved across the country to New York; my best friend for forever has gotten married and moved to the other side of the country; my other best friend for forever is suffering from an illness that almost killed me around the time I wrote the passage above; and my very very best friend in the world- the one I love- cannot love me back right now.
There is one thing from my childhood that I never learned how to do, and that is trust. Trust reaffirms that everything will be okay and that we can attach to imperfect people and we can enter into imperfect situations and we can grow with an awareness that no one will hurt us because we understand the universe is on our side as long as we are trying.
I have learned a lot about loss because I've had to. And now I think I'd like to focus on trust.