Photo TuesdayAugust 2, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Posted in Photo Tuesday, Transylvania | 18 Comments
Tags: Cats, Challenges, Dogs, Friendship, Life, Outdoors, Personal, Photography, Relationships, Romania
“I’ll tell you how the sun rose,
A ribbon at a time.” — Emily Dickinson
A dear friend got some terribly sad news a few days ago. When she told me, I wanted to be there. To take her out for our favorite pancakes. To sit on her couch and hand her tissues while she cried. To get lost in crossword puzzles together. But I couldn’t. I’m 6,000 miles away. And I felt so very helpless. So I went for a walk to soothe my own heart, in the hopes that I could somehow vicariously soothe hers. I found small surprises hidden behind fences and bursts of brightness in the midst of decay. Even though it was dusk, I felt the sun rising a ribbon at a time. And I hope that soon, very soon, she can feel it, too.
How do you comfort from afar? How do you cope with bad news? When do you feel the sun rising?
See more bright and white at Beth’s on Thursday.