Sunday, 16 August 2009

365 Days



365 days ago...




You said, "I've got something to tell you. I've met someone."


I waited for the punchline. But there was no humour in the situation. Your china-blue eyes were deadly serious.


"We want to be together. I'm sorry."


I had no words. What could I say?


"I think it's best if I go now and give you some privacy."


Now I had words. Words like, 'why?' and 'how?' and 'when?', but when I tried to speak them, you turned awkwardly and walked away, drove away, away from me and into your new life. And I stood in the wreckage of the old one, alone and quite bewildered by the way everything had suddenly turned upside down.






Today, 365 days later...




He said, "I love you" and kissed the end of my nose as we prepared breakfast together.


I kissed him back, "I love you too," my heart so full as I gazed into his sea-coloured eyes.


The world has turned full circle, a complete year. And in that time everything has changed. Everything is right side up again, bewilderment replaced by contentment. I have lost a husband, but found true love. How has that happened in just 365 days?


Miracles may not happen overnight. But they can clearly manifest in less than a year.




Thank you, multiverse.




11 comments:

Griffin said...

I envy you your courage in falling in love again. I just couldn't. I remain resolutely single and refuse to fall like that again.

Bravo to you dear heart. May this time be as long and happy as you would wish it to be.

Margaret's Ramblings said...

Like griffin I admire your courage in believing again. I remain single after ten years and expect to be so in the future.

I wish you every happiness.

Margaret

dragonfly said...

As within so without :o)
You embrace life. What an inspiration. What joy!
Love Elizabeth

SuSaw said...

I hope you read this blog: http://ornamental.typepad.com/ornamental/

You two have much in common right now.

nina said...

ah. i see that susan has already alerted you to "me". i thought i'd never find love again, and certainly i had quit looking years and years ago. funny thing is - love found ME. i have just waved goodbye to him for yet another week of doing without one another, and sadly walked back into a house that is disheveled with the detritus of love - an unmade bed, pillows on the floor with yesterday's clothes, lukewarm tea and coffee, a puppy that is fast falling asleep. i give you my blessing for opening up and allowing the love to take root, my friend. miracles do happen, indeed... xx nina

for lions said...

What a wonderful post, Moonroot. It seems that you have come a long way in the space of a year.

Your journey is truly inspiring and a positive move forward.

Blessings and much Love and Light.

Namaste

Anonymous said...

your post, I stumbled upon, in the early hours of the morrow.. it brought tears to my eyes, thank you for sharing it, I needed that affirmation.
And may you and your new love be long and happy filled
X x X

willow said...

A lovely and inspiring post, wonderful to hear you are so happy, how things can change in just one year.

Livia Indica said...

I'm very happy for you!

Welshwitch said...

Followed your blog for a while now, and just had to say how wonderful it is that you've found this happiness.
Enjoy every second, you deserve it!

Love and light
Steff

veraciousdragonfly said...

What a wonderful post. I wish you all the happiness you desire and hope you continue to grow. :)

~Rose