We are all broken, that’s how the light gets in. ~Ernest Hemingway
Read these words carefully. Are they not significant in life? I love this quote. No matter how bad our situation is, there is always someone else worse off. Hard to imagine at times but I believe it to be true. And being broken is just a part of life.
Ernest Hemingway was an extraordinary American journalist, poet and short story writer. Over the years he lost several journalist friends and fell into depression. Even so, he received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. In the late 1950s, Hemingway’s health began to fail, and by 1960, he was lost. Electroconvulsive therapy failed to help him. Sadly, he killed himself with a shotgun in 1961. Suicide ran in the Hemingway family. Ernest’s father, his sister Ursula, his brother Leicester, and granddaughter Mariel also succumbed.
Why do I write about Hemingway you may ask? I lost my only child to suicide as most of you know. I would like to remind everyone that nobody is immune from suicide. Some are more susceptible I believe, but nobody is immune.
Many have told me, that “would never happen to my child”, I have even said that. But be careful what you say. You just never know what tomorrow holds. And when things happen to us in life remember there are others all around us that have their hardships as well. Maybe different but pain just the same.
And by extending a hand to others we can help not just that other person but our pain as well. Healing comes from within. Part of my healing is realizing I have helped others.
Photo above is from Dustin’s garden. A gift of solar lights I see every night.
Life throws us all curveballs, we have to roll with it, agree?
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Nobody is safe from anything and never. Therefore, empty promises should not be made. You are a very strong personality and I admire you.
You are much to kind. Thank you Elenka. I am learning to find positive and happy vibes in my life.
Your post reminds me of the scripture 2 Corinthians 1:4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
True to comfort others in healing for the soul.
Thank you Dawn. My survival depends on being able to help others.
it is a quiet issue that we do not talk about enough. It can, as your powerful text says, impact any of us at any time.
Thank you for shining a light into the darkness for the rest of us.
You are welcome Doc, just a mood I was in yesterday.
we all have moods! sometimes they are hard to shake
that is a really wonderful sight the lights give a heavenly like glow. there is a breaking point to everyone and I feel as long as I keep to my faith and holding on to the Lord I can make it down life’s road but sometimes it is so very hard. As hard as it is I thought of a way to avoid writing too much about Sid here and on myLot. I have a small post for them with a photo and song I will put in and here I will just add a gallery of some of his best photos.
Thank you, I took a few minutes to decide which photo to use but never thought of it that way. That is perfect, thanks again. I know what you mean, sometimes it os therapeutic for me to talk and write and share, but not on other days. Hugs to you.
Wonderful post and reminder. I always say: never say never. We do not know what awaits us in life.
Thank you, life is full of surprises.
Very nice quote from Ernest Hemingway, dear Carol
Thanks, he is a favorite of mine.
Very powerful message and an important reminder!
Thank you, just felt like sharing today.