Friday, April 30, 2010

"From Loss, There Is Strength"

I would like to write about my divorce. I say that I would "like" to, but the reality is that every time I begin to type my words onto a "page", my mind gets stuck, and my fingers just sit there pausing over the keyboard, waiting for my brain to give them some sort of a direction. The problem is that most of my stories have a bit of a humorous edge, and there is nothing funny about divorce.

I do know that when I write about divorce, it will NOT be about blame or resentment, nor will it be about regret. There will be no finger pointing or name calling. Rather, it will be from the perspective of "what I have learned about myself and my world" through this process. It will be about how I have grown, who I have become, and who I am still becoming.

Will it be about loss? I imagine so, for it is the feeling of loss - loss of faith, loss of love, and most of all, the feeling of losing myself - that challenged my courage, making me realize I am even stronger than I thought, no matter how lonely that can feel sometimes.


  1. I admire your bravery in your willingness to write about this area of your life.