9.30.2006

Where do I go from here?

I have been struggling since my return from Japan to keep an outsider's view of my home country and maintain the tone of "Brave New Word". It has been a difficult month for me to say the least. Shortly after my Sept 5 post, my sister passed away. I have been busy trying to support my family members, to get a job, move into my apartment, and get into a routine. The past year has been a journey by foot, to Japan. It is very clear to me that now I need to go a journey by thought: how do I go forward from the loss of my sister? Both of these journeys are about healing. How do new experiences and ideas help us to become better people? Please look forward to reading how these two journeys weave together in the months ahead.

3 comments:

Danielle said...

It is so extraordinarily difficult to go on after such a loss. Difficult in that your definition of reality has been permanently altered. I don't know what to tell you really, Jeff, except to honor yourself and allow yourself to feel your feelings and experience your grief.

It has been a little over a year since my mother passed. I still have a very hard time with my own 'journey of thought.' That's an extremely insightful thing for you to call it, by the way.

I don't really have advice to give you. I just wanted you to know that you are in my toughts and prayers.

I hope things settle down for you, soon.

Take care of yourself, really,
Danielle

CollegePrep North said...

Dear Jeff,
Like Danielle, I don't have any advice except to say that I am with you in spirit.

1 Love,
Geoffrey

mary said...

So sorry to here about this tragedy in your life.

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