Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Living the Sadness
This year has started out with lots of bad news--a progression of deaths of acquaintances, extended family, friends' beloved pets. I know this is all part of life and that we have no choice but to live the sadness and keep going. But this winter seems particularly laden with emotional stumbling blocks. The unrelenting gray frigid weather and snow only add more somber atmosphere.
One of the members of my yoga class passed away very unexpectedly this past week. She was the 28 year old editor of the local newspaper, seemingly healthy, vital, and active. Our little town is pretty much reeling from this sad news. I had met her through her support of our library and attendance at most of our activities and events.
More lessons in cherishing the now, the people around us, and all our days, no matter how bleak and cold the weather.