Last night at about 6:30 I realized — with a start — what day it was.

I hadn’t thought about it all day.
(I hadn’t thought about it in a while, actually.)

And then there it was. Last night at 6:30.

It was six years ago today.

(Six years ago today that my heart got broken apart and my life got turned upside down and nothing ever looked the same again.)

I should write something.

(If I tried to tell you, this post would go on for days.)

But what would I say?

(I can explain it like this: it is because of that moment six years ago — and the great transformations that followed — that I found myself on a path in the woods last weekend, meditating on the nature of trees and god and thought, and said out loud: “It’s the thought that causes suffering.”)

There really isn’t anything to say.

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“Bygones” ©2012, Jen Payne, Branford, CT
Photo ©2011, MaryAnne Siok

8 thoughts on “Bygones

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  1. So true….a thought is a belief I keep thinking…change your thoughts and manifest what you truly want in life. Love the picture….the radiant light of creator blessing the forest.

  2. yes – on a path in the woods AND on the path towards a stronger, happier, healthier you! fabulous photo, maryanne!

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