This week, in a post created specifically for this challenge, show us an image that says REFLECTION.
It could be a person who helps you see things clearly, a place you go to collect your thoughts, or an object that reminds you of your achievements. You could also go for something more literal, like a reflection in water. Or something that demonstrates both interpretations of the word.
“A person who helps you see things clearly…”
What would you say about someone who meets you in your greatest grief, who doesn’t turn away but faces the tough questions with you, offering presence, not answers? Someone who challenges you to pursue those questions and discover the emotions they evoke, the hopes, the fears, the identity that emerges from within…and who then asks you to decide who you want to be? Someone who promises simply to be aware and who asks simply for your awareness?
Steve met me 8 months after my husband of 24 years died. I was in a state of profound transition, the fabric and framework of my homespun in complete collapse. On our first date, we hiked around glacial terrain, enjoying the fall colors and talking. Beside Nippersink Creek, I stopped. I became silent. I no longer wanted to fill the space between us with words and thoughts. I was finally unafraid to be aware that I was with him, in a new place, with a new person, as a new life was beginning. He sat beside me, quiet and reflective as well. What I saw clearly was that Life is beautiful and that death does not diminish that one bit.
What a beautiful tribute to a wonderful person!
He is wonderful, gotta admit! 😉
You honour him greatly with your words and having followed this blog for a very long time he thoroughly deserves the tribute you pay him ! Long may your life together continue..
Thank you, Helen! Yup, we’re extremely lucky to be us. 🙂
Amazing piece, and great interpretation of the theme this week. Steve sounds like a great guy! Thanks for sharing your story 🙂
Thanks for visiting, Ben, and for your prompt!
This is indeed a beautiful relationship to have in my life! 🙂
Lovely photos, and wise and thoughtful words.