Friday, February 13, 2009

one year later

Another Valentine's Day.

This has been a year of transition. Last year on this date was my last time running competitively. Last year at this time was when Zoe was diagnosed with cancer. Last year at this time Mike and I started thinking about what our lives would be going forward.

Turns out they are all just memories now. Running. Zoe. My Marriage. Good memories, funny memories, some hard memories. My house has been emptied.


Dean said...

Oh my. I am so sorry. This is something that helps me through difficult times. Achaan Chah Subato, the great Theravandan meditation master once said about broken glasses:

"One day some people came to the master and asked 'How can you be happy in a world of such impermanence, where you cannot protect your loved ones from harm, illness and death?' The master held up a glass and said 'Someone gave me this glass, and I really like this glass. It holds my water admirably and it glistens in the sunlight. I touch it and it rings! One day the wind may blow it off the shelf, or my elbow may knock it from the table. I know this glass is already broken, so I enjoy it incredibly.'"

Jen Lincoln said...

For Dean- Thanks for your messages.