But concerning separation, someone is prone to say, in a strangely comforting sense, that it is far better to be widowed than be divorced.
"I always say that you need 10 times more energy to divorce than to marry...suffering and anguish even more when involving children...(sic)...for that I will likely never marry again. (abrid.)" - J Koizumi (former Japanese PM)
Nov 23 2016: It was like a death sentence. I now see the full gravity of what Shakespeare meant about no punishment being greater than having to live on after losing what you live for.
I did all I humanly could. Those hours and days carrying her on her feet, bathing, cleaning and every little thing to comfort her, knowing she couldn't speak. There were dark days when her face showed distress but I had no way to know. Staying by her side, talking, singing, praying, knowing she treasured friends and company. And after 4 gruelling years came the punishing separation of death.
Dec 1 2016: So life demands changes. Death cannot be as near as the departure of a soulmate. But after that change is sweeping. Can one handle that?
Dec 12 2016: Two acorns were fallen side by side, but one sprouted much more vigorously. Soon the grown tree overgrew and overwhelmed the other fledgling plant. But the weaker sapling was enjoying the shade and protection of his companion from the wind and snow and was quite happy with its soulmate and the companionship. One day the stronger tree withered and died. Why? I was so happy staying in the shadows and enjoying the rest of my life without effort. But it soon got the full energy of the sun and rain, the hail and the gale. It strengthened its roots fighting the elements alone. The fledgling grew without bounds into a gigantic oak tree, much bigger than its fallen partner. Now I know. Growth unlimited. (Collected words - YKT)
|The Scream - Edvard Munch 1893|