Thursday, April 28, 2011
"Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity."
- Carl Jung
Today is the first day in over a week I've felt truly happy and at peace. I ran a few errands and found myself actually smiling and chatting with people. Losing Sam Cat truly through me into a tailspin of depression which at the time I could see no end to. Monday I picked up his ashes from our vet's office and spent an hour reminiscing with vet about Sam. That really helped. Having his ashes at home made it final. I know for certain we did everything we could and his death truly was no one's fault. Animal health, just like people's, can be precarious and filled with unknowns. I miss him dearly and always will. But now that the pain has eased, I can remember him and smile. And not break down in tears at his loss.
Thanks for allowing me to share this. I hope all of you are doing well.
With great affection,