“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
Albert Camus

Fall has sprung. Not in the typical way I am used to. This fall has brought with it many winds of change and while it is not yet winter my heart explodes with the lessons of summer. Where do I begin?

I lost my (2) kitties of 19 years. One kitty of 17 years is left. A good friend of the family passed away. I have gained a new best friend in my mother and have fallen in love with people all over again. In the bouquet of emotions of the last several months a new fragrance wafts under my nose permeating my senses to the core. It is as if someone has handed me Christmas, Easter and my birthday on a plate. There is a joy that’s sitting out front that for everything I take in I realize how blessed I truly am. Somewhere in the loss something has been gained. No, I’m not running around in the streets like a nut, but quietly dancing around inside myself. I’m simply watching and observing this new person that has come to live inside me.  It’s amazing, after the last tear has dried, and the noise of our crying stops, how we can hear a calling in the silence- the strength and the insight that calls out our name. For me, it never comes in the logical and methodical way that I seek out in my own arrogance, but instead comes in the form of solace through many unexpected venues. Once again, I am in awe.

I miss what I have lost but cherish what I have gained.  My respect and compassion continues to grow for those who have endured far more than me. However, I realize there is no comparison because each of us is destined for our own experiences. No matter the depth.

I am going back to school. I am more excited about the journey than the outcome. It is something I have wanted to do for a long time. As a result, things have been a little busy! I try to visit my fellow bloggers sites but there does not seem to be enough hours in the day. I will continue to try. I wanted to thank those of you who have sent words of encouragement. I hope to continue with my blog also. It has allowed me to meet so many wonderful people from ALL over the world! I pray that each of you meet with such beauty in your heart, your life and your relationships. May we all continue to lift our veils in each and every way to see the grandest reality. See you in the “blogosphere.” 🙂

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21 Responses to Seasons…

  1. Naphtali says:

    So glad you’re back! Sometimes God will bring a specific blogger to my mind that has not been posting and you came to my mind just the other day. Life has so many twists and turns and it sounds like yours has more than your share. God bless you dear!

  2. Larry Who says:

    “…No, I’m not running around in the streets like a nut, but quietly dancing around inside myself…”

    Great analogy, but if you feel like running around like a nut, go ahead. It will probably just confirm to your neighbors what they always thought about you anyway.

    God bless you as you move into your new season.

  3. Gaye Sekula says:

    What a beautiful, uplifting and inspiring post! Thank you so much for sharing. You are a dear very dear person and I wish you all the best.

  4. That quote in the begining is one of my favourites…loved the write up .
    so agree with you life is a mix of happinesss and grief..and there is so much to gain always
    may you be blessed with happiness and inspiration 🙂

  5. bornbyariver says:

    Best of luck in your new beginnings. Hope you can keep blogging if only just once in awhile!

  6. Simon Marsh says:

    “For everything there is a time” … Ginny, your post this morning made my day – and it hasn’t properly got started yet! Thank you. Joy and peace for you as you live this season fully, noticing the glory and the colours of Fall 🙂 … it’s great to “hear you” x

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  8. A very wonderful post and am glad you are back. I have never forgotten you from time to time you pop in my head. Your words truly inspire me.

  9. So sorry to hear about your kitties. Our family lost cats of 19 and 24 years and it is heart breaking. They are in our lives for a brief time and our lives are richer for it xx

  10. Love the Albert Camus quote! So true. Big, heartfelt hugs and condolences on the loss of your precious kitties. (())

  11. Sorry to hear about your two kitties, they bless our lives for such a short time. Nature is a good healer though, lovely video. x

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