I have a friend who says I Love You So. I always note the way she says it, usually when her child is upset, in that way that only a child can get upset. It’s her offering. It’s a statement of fact but she uses it as a soothing lull-a-bye. I love you so, she’ll say – as if nothing bad can hurt her child because this love is true, is now, and is bigger than whatever hurts.
The past few week I’ve heard sad news: A beloved Great Grandmother went to be with the Lord. A friend’s Brother was brutally attacked and is now fighting for his life. My husband’s student committed suicide.
The way life weaves it’s pattern is often unfair. I rely on quotes and theories when things are calm to trick my mind into feeling that I have a handle on it all – but when things get rocky, I tend to crumble. All that time spent on Pintrest pinning messages of this too shall pass seems rather wasteful when my quotes and theories can’t help my mind make sense out of the senseless. I’m left with doubt and sadness and very little I can do to actually be effective for others’ circumstances. Usually I simply offer up a prayer. Today I’m I’m asking all of you who read this blog to offer up a prayer too – because we’re all connected and when one of us hurts we all feel the effect of energy passing through our hearts.
When I create videos for families, my job is to capture the best moments of peoples lives. Every video begins with a string of photos, videos, and sound bites that, once pieced together, remind me daily that the best moments might have been lost as tiny, insignificant, forgettable really… if it weren’t for the fact that something in that moment triggered someone to capture it. Maybe somewhere in their heart they knew that they’d want to feel that feeling of joy over and over again. Maybe we all know this so we whip out our phones and capture what makes us feel happy, so we can feel happy over and over again. Because when sad things happen (and they will happen) and quotes and theories don’t seem to apply, we have to rely on our memories to carry us to the other side of the unfairness.
I love you so. I love you so. I love you so. We’re all connected, and when one of us hurts we all hurt. It’s just a theory but it’s carrying me through