dance to the absurdities of life

“Rubble is the ground on which our deepest friendships are built. I have survived so much loss, as all of us have by this time…my parents, dear friends, beloved pets. If you haven’t already, you will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken — and the bad news is that you will never completely get over that loss. But the good news is that they will live forever, in your broken heart that never heals. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly, that still hurts when the weather is cold — but you learn to dance with the limp. You dance to the absurdities of life; you dance to the minuet of old friendships and old loves.”

— Anne Lamott, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith

 

IMAGE: The Dance, Paula Rego. For more on death, grief and finding a way to dance, please purchase a copy of my new book WAITING OUT THE STORM. Click here for details.

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