Sometimes everything has to be enscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you. Sometimes it takes a great sky to find that small, bright, and indescribable wedge of freedom in your own heart. David Whyte

Space Odyssey

on August 22, 2015

An August visit with my two sisters and brother was another step on my path homeward. We are all in our seventies and decided it was time we got together by ourselves – no children or grandchildren. It was a revelation hearing old family stories told from new perspectives as we shared memories. It was a loving and fun occasion. We began laying a foundation for sharing our remaining years as we had shared our early ones. And then I returned home. I turned the key in the door of my apartment and was instantly enveloped by my dearest, splendidly solitary space. I finally get it!

For some time now my life has been unfolding in its pattern of rich family moments followed by returning home to  the priceless gift of solitude. I’ve sought warmth in two marriages that ended in divorce. I’ve found warmth in the shared love of three generations of my family.  I would be bereft without them. I am surrounded by good neighbors. I am blessed that my small apartment contains just enough of worldly things for me and the promise of time to write. My computer transports me to blogland. From there I roam the universe of words. My imagination takes wing. I fly with a new name on my passport. I journey deep inside myself and locate my soul in my writing. I am fed by others reading my words and understanding the feelings  embedded there. My “now I get it moment” is a long time coming. It has been a good journey home.

Written response to Dungeon Prompts: That “Now I get it moment”

17 responses to “Space Odyssey

  1. vivachange77 says:

    Thanks and you’re welcome.

  2. Sreejit Poole says:

    Thank you for sharing your journey with us.

  3. Karuna says:

    I understand! I don’t think I could do without my solitary space to come home to……

  4. That sounds like a wonderful environment, the comfort of solitude enriched by having good people around when you need or want them.

  5. hbsuefred says:

    You can’t choose your family, but you can choose how, when and for how long you want to connect with them, or even not to connect at all with some family members. I have recently reconnected with some nearly long-lost (10 years since last contact at my father’s funeral) with some newly rediscovered and surprisingly nearby family. Some others in my family asked me why I would want to do such a thing. I think you and I would both know the answer.

  6. I really enjoyed reading the positivity and feeling, above all, the gratitude in this. Thank you!

  7. vivachange77 says:

    Lovely comment. Thanks. 🙂

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