“You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you will never completely get over the loss of a beloved person. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly– that still hurts when the weather is cold– but you learn to dance with the limp.” — Anne Lamott
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This is incredibly sound advice, BUT there is a certain humility required to dance with the limp, and nobody seems to tell you that up front. I wonder how many people would decide against never dancing again if they knew it wouldn’t hurt as bad as they thought it would.
Having been damaged badly by the cruelty of another, I understand that it is easy to assume that all other interaction brings the same pain eventually. Without humility and a bit of grace, it doesn’t get better.
Thanks for the quote.