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