Oh, don't expect too much of yourself, not too soon. Gently does it.
The music was so lovely, but my feet wouldn't lift off the floor! The oddest sensation and a reminder that, as you say, gently does it. Thank you Linda.
Music has the power to bring emotion to the surface at the speed of light when we are simply not prepared for it. x
Exactly Mary. I was quite shocked that my feet wouldn't do what I was telling them.
Linda is right, go gently and know that this too will pass.
Thank you Madeleine.
But you will dance again one day Freda xxxx
I will Penny..
Grief is like the ocean,
it comes in waves,
ebbing and flowing.
Sometimes the water is calm,
and sometimes it is overwhelming.
All we can do is learn to swim ~ Vicki Harrison
As you know I have been learning to swim over a few years, and Barry was teaching me to swim better just last summer. (He was a very fit and strong swimmer even just before Christmas.) Thank you for this Elaine.
It takes time...you're so brave to have taken the first step. Crying is no fun, but is important nonetheless. Keep your heart open to the fun but take your time... gentle baby steps will take you there.
In some things I am patient.....
That you wanted to dance is a step off the floor Freda. Be gentle with your heavy heart, the new steps will come. Hugs xx
Some music just makes you want to dance doesn't it.
Your grieving heart has its own sense of time. It is hearing a different kind of music.
It can be happy with fun new shoes ànd be deeply sad about not being able to share that happiness with your beloved Barry.
Your wise heart knows and can embrace both.
My head needs to learn from my heart I think. The duality throws me sometimes (if that makes sense).
It does. Take care dear Freda.
With grief, one never knows when or how the door will suddenly be flung open again!....i was reminded of the title of a book on health issues: "when the body says no". It is true....our bodies cannot be lied to....they will speak when we cannot; and even when we are not fully aware of our feelings.
Learning to hear what they are saying is probably a good practice Julia. I think this is very wise.
Grief can take hold of you so suddenly especially when you are not expecting it. Sometimes it can be two steps forward and one back.I'm sure your dancing feet will return when they are ready, Sarah x
Thank you Sarah, I'm sure you are right.
Time is linear. Grief is a ebbing, flowing wave outside of time. Eventually, when your heart is light, your feet will follow, then the dancing begins. Gently, gently.
Thank you for this Gail.
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