Tuesday, April 17, 2012

"You will lose someone you can't live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn't seal back up. And you come through. It's like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly--that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp."

-Anne Lamott


  1. Connie,
    This quote is too perfect for how I've been feeling today. Five years ago both of my parents died within a month of each other, and every year at this time I feel depression rising up in me. I came here looking for a joy "fix", but instead found this profoundly beautiful quote. Coincidence?
    Thank you...

  2. Hi Judy......I'm so sorry about the loss of your parents, and how their loss wells up inside of you at this time of year. I debated posting this Anne Lamott passage, but I'm so glad I did. You're right, it's profoundly beautiful and I'm sure it has touched so many. We've all lost someone in our life that we miss terribly, and it certainly still hurts, but as you know, learning to "dance with the limp" is crucial for our own well-being. Feel better my friend.


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