Friday, December 14, 2012

Words...just Words




You can ask why?  No one will give you an answer that makes any sense.
You can ask how?  No untangled web will lead to the path of what the pattern meant.
You can ask what next?  Take one step and then breathe and then take the next step and then breathe.
The breathing hurts, I know.  It is harsh and sharp.
The first step feels as if there is no ground beneath your foot.
You may fall, but pick yourself up.
Reach for that nearby hand, it is firm and warm.
Take the next step.
You are part of the tapestry of this life.
Your presence helps keep it all from unraveling.
You are important.  Please stay strong.

23 comments:

Rain Trueax said...

Just words but good ones.

Kat said...

Amen.

CarlaHR said...

That's about all one can do. Our hearts go out to all those who lost loved ones or who were injured. When will this insanity stop?

Mage said...

I've been following the horror in the NYT, and I'm totally lost. Why is the only word I have,

Lynn said...

. . .

Stephen Hayes said...

Hurting badly on this sad day for America, but your words do help. Thanks.

Anita said...

You're right... we must not fall apart.

Brighid said...

Words that care... are beautiful...

chris said...

thank you, tabor. you always know what to say.

Hilary said...

There are no answers. Only questions. And heartbreak.

Granny Annie said...

As always, you bring comfort. Thank you.

Olga said...

This is the most beautiful response to such a terrible event. (And I read Angela Mayou's words, too, so I am giving you a mighty compliment.) Tears came but they were needed to unblock that terrible hollow feeling. Thank you for your words.

Tabor said...

Olga, I am humbled by such a tremendous compliment. I so admire her.

Brian Miller said...

i was one of the first responders at the VT shooting...and more often than not what they needed was a hug and human just to be with...we are all part of the tapestry...

MaggieGem said...

I have great admiration for your ability to put it all to words...

~JarieLyn~ said...

Very well said.

kenju said...

Amen.

Scriptor Senex said...

What marvellous words - so apt for so many tragedies and other occasions.

Scriptor Senex said...

I can't think of what to write about it on my blog so I'm simply linking to yours and Beth's. Thank you.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Your words are always special..

Norma Ruttan said...

Having recently participated in 12 Days of the Virgin Mary, my immediate thought was to pray for Mary to enfold this community with her motherly love.
My heart aches for this school community.

Snaggle Tooth said...

I lit a candle n said extra prayers for victims for sabbath- but that pit in my gut feels alot like the one from 911 n doesn't go away.

There is no complacency left in day to day living. Must we send the kids to school covered in head to toe kevlar from now on?

June said...

Solid good words that describe well how life goes on in the face of impossibility.