Saturday, 10 August 2013

this saturday is different from the other saturdays

saturday coffee is good It happens like such a cliche, right out of the blue, but then that's how these things go. You get the kind of phone call that you never want to get and everything is changed. Things are still in the same place but seem to have shifted, maybe two degrees to the left, or is it to the right? In just one tiny instant, everything is different. And the old sayings we are all so familiar with, the ones we see every day, those trite one liners in a fancy font getting lost among cheesy rainbow or galaxy or sunset backgrounds and cheap, tediously bleating sentiment, take on a new, refreshed meaning. They always were true but the urgency and poignancy is recharged and we are reminded of what they actually tell us. One big something and all the little worries and the medium sized worries are swept away. You don't know what is around the corner. Make the most of every moment. Make time to do what you want to do. Make sure you find the delight and the joy in those little everyday nothing things that make up so much of life. And tell your loved ones that you love them.

28 comments:

Bonita Vear said...

I do hope everything is okay Marianne. xox
bonita

Bonita Vear said...

I do hope everything is okay Marianne ~ thinking of you.

xox,
bonita

Jessica said...

Oh dear. Sorry for your trouble, Marianne.

Natalie said...

I hope you're okay?

Betty2Tone (Laura) said...

I hope you get through whatever happened :(

Elke said...

very well written! and recognisable... i hope everything will turn out for the best... and you re going to be in my prayers!

Anna-Nathalie said...

Love the flowers in the old bottles :)

Johanna Retrolover said...

<3

e m m a ▼ d e e r said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Anonymous said...

I don't know what's happened in your life but eight years ago today I got a phone call just like that, so from little rainy England I'm wishing you strength and hope. X

suze2000 said...

Wow, I hope it's nothing too drastic. It's always good to have a timely reminder to appreciate our loved ones. My love to you and yours.

look see (naomi) said...

I hope everything is okay, Marianne. Thinking of you, take care x

Melissa B. said...

You have been in my thoughts all day long. I have gotten a call just like that. My first thought was that I always new that the call would come, but I just didn't know it would be today.
Safe journeys to you.
All my love,
Melissa

Sarah said...

Oh no, I hope everything is ok.
This is so very poignant and you have made me really think about the way I approach my own life... yet more importantly, I am wishing the best for you. x

Sarah said...

Oh no, I hope everything is ok.
This is so very poignant and you have made me really think about the way I approach my own life... yet more importantly, I am wishing the best for you. x

IrishRedRose said...

That doesn't sound like anything good. I'm so sorry. And yes...the older I get, the more I tell my loved ones how much they mean to me. I get what you're saying. Take care, Marianne! good thoughts and prayers to you.

Vivian de Violet said...

It happened to me way too many times. Stay strong!

norafinds said...

Hope all is good love - we got a call from England two years ago regarding a friend who passed away so suddenly and it was so hard to know that we weren't anywhere close to her in her last days :( Whatever it is that's troubling you I hope you will find the strength to overcome it! Please remember that we are all here, and even though we are only "cyber" we really are only a phone call or Skype session away. I mean it.

Nora

Lou Pardi said...

Lots of love xxx

The Dainty Dolls House said...

I wasn't online much yesterday...I do hope all is ok & send you lots of love and best wishes xx

Melanie Freeman said...

Love and light hunny

Brittany_Va-VoomVintage said...

something truly terrible happened to me last summer and a very wise lady told me that sometimes, the universe has to rip your whole life apart so it can re-arrange it to be better for you. At the time, I sighed and thought "yeah...whatever" but a year later, things are a million times better than they were before. It sure was a hell of a road to get to this point but it has been worth it! I hope that you soon feel the same, sweet lady! *hugs*

jennifer schmittlin said...

Sorry to hear about your troubles. Your words are beautiful though, so thank you for that.

Lisa said...

Beautifully written post. melancholy and beautiful.

My estranged father passed away in July. It was one of the most terrible things that has happened to me in years...I'm still not feeling totally normal. So I completely connect with what you've written. Whatever has happened, I hope you have lots of friends and family to be with who light up your life.

Thinking of you.
Lisa.

MarieBayArea said...

This doesn't sound good. A very well-written post though. I hope you will be ok.

Incendiary Blonde said...

Sending hugs and positive thoughts... xxx

Jessica Cangiano said...

My dear, please know that my thoughts and heart are with you as you're enduring the unexpected curve ball that life suddenly threw your way. If you ever need someone to talk to about absolutely anything in the universe, please know that I'm always here for you.

Countless hugs,
♥ Jessica

picturetalk321 said...

Many hugs. {} {} {}

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