The last few weeks have certainly been an exercise in emotional contradictions.
One minute you can be feeling like a little weight has been lifted from your tired shoulders and then a few days later be cursing the universe that yet another soul has passed having suffered the hideous road of cancer.
A few more days after that you can find yourself part of a milestone birthday celebration of a treasured loved one – an occasion so bitter-sweet due to the years of painful chronic illness endured to still be with us while at the same time rejoicing in the resilient triumphs of such strength of character that move you to tears of respectful jubilation.
Inspirational is a gross understatement in this case.
I’ve been riding the waves of welcome calm, emerging from the dumping fury of anger and sadness, then floating buoyantly on communal compassion, care and joy.
One thing is for certain; there is no escaping the contrast of life.
Life is an emotional dark stormy violently vibrant colourful contradiction. And what a laugh out loud mouthful of a metaphor that is. You gotta laugh… right?
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