A Monument to the Lost

August 18, 2023

Photo by CHUTTERSNAP on Unsplash

“Sometimes the people you love leave you even when they don’t want to and you shatter into pieces. You may not be able to find all of those pieces again because when they left they took a few with them. It hurts, but the pain eventually becomes bearable and even sacred because it’s how you carry the people you’ve lost with you. And if you’re lucky you can one day see that the hollow spots you carry are in the shape of their face or their hands or the love they gave you. Those holes ache, but they are a monument to the lost, a traveling sacred place to honor them and remind you of how to love enough to leave your own marks on others.”

—Jenny Lawson, Broken (in the Best Possible Way)

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  1. Love this Kathy...beautiful thought. Hugs !

    1. I thought it was a lovely way to put it, and one that would be easy to remember! Have a great weekend.

  2. How very beautiful...I thought of my mother whose been on my mind even more than usual...Thank you. Rita, Sketchbook Wandering