Been quiet. Writer’s block. Very much in my head for the last week or so trying to sort out a tough decision that has been all consuming. It’s always hard to make a decision that you know will hurt other people, but you come to realize it must be. Seems like everything is a trade off in life, sacrificing one thing to gain another. I guess we can only hope on our graph of life we ultimately have an incline.
There is a reason bitter and sweet go together. Growth usually comes from pain. And we cannot know joy unless we also know sorrow.
I know these things intellectually, and yet my heart still grieves. I’m stuck somewhere between excited and sad.
And so the cycle goes – for all of us throughout our lives, never yielding. Tough decisions bring equal parts joy and pain, hope and despair, growth and death, opportunity born and opportunity lost.