Life Must Go On | #WordlessWednesday

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Good Morning, everyone!

I’m back after a blogging break thanks to the amazing Natasha, my lovely co-host, who ensured that our weekly party continued, despite my absence for close to three weeks, since the passing of my father. Life has to go on and as duty calls, one has to buckle up. puts one’s best foot forward and march to the drum beats because that’s the only way one can embrace the impermanence of life.

Sharing today, a glimpse of a sombre sky on a rain-soaked morning in the gorgeously beautiful town of Arniston in South Africa. From the grey sky emerges an iridescent glow that promises to bring hope and light, only that it isn’t quite visible yet. Like life itself, that gives us heartbreak and then hands out candies to cheer us up.

Life must go on. Life will go on.

 

People in the real world always say, when something terrible happens, that the sadness and loss and aching pain of the heart will “lessen as time passes,” but it isn’t true. Sorrow and loss are constant, but if we all had to go through our whole lives carrying them the whole time, we wouldn’t be able to stand it. The sadness would paralyze us. So, in the end, we just pack it into bags and find somewhere to leave it.
― Fredrik Backman

Coming to terms with a loved one’s loss is hard, but we need not be hard on ourselves. Acceptance is key. It doesn’t heal on its’ own. You’ve got to work on it. Day after day. Week after week. I’m doing that and hoping that one day it will become easy. The gaping hole remains, though!

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19 Comments
  • Rajlakshmi

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    Loads of love and hugs to you Esha. May you find the strength to go through this tough phase of life. The gap in your heart may not fill, but the beautiful memories will forever stay with you, to be cherished for a lifetime.
    Your picture beautifully reflects your sentiments.

  • Natasha

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    Dear Esha,

    Sending big hugs, big love and loads of blessed vibes.

    That is such a serene picture. And yes, life must go on, and we have to pick the threads and try our best to make what we have worthwhile.

    Take good care. It seems we have been missing each other on the phone.

  • Modern Gypsy

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    Hugs, Esha, and welcome back. Sadness doesn’t go away, but by doing the things we are passionate about, we can loosen its grip on us. xx

  • Birgitta B.

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    Beautiful picture!

  • Jeanna

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    It is a very tough thing but gets better with time. That sounds oversimplified but we know it isn’t. There are those brief moments when you connect with someone and share a memory that you know would be appreciated by the one you lost. Even if you haven’t had many or any or those, you’ve got your memory of the ones you’ve lost.
    A warm cyber hug to you.

  • Irma

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    Nice picture. I like the perspective👍

  • Damyanti

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    We only learn to live with the loss! Following your passion is the best way to honor him.

  • Veronica Lee

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    Welcome back, Esha. You were sorely missed!

    So sorry for your loss.

    Sending you lots of hugs!

  • Parul Thakur

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    Hugs Esha. That quote is just so so true. Life has to go on and those too who are left behind. I wish you get the strength that you need in these times.
    Please take care and know that I am around to talk.

  • Anamika Agnihotri

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    Life is forever on the roll to test us by giving us new challenges, each time more difficult than the previous time. Down the line, we learn how to move on with accepting. It is actually the in-between times that are dark and tough. And, as the quote says we find the suitcases to pack them and leave them behind. How good a thought is this!
    You are a strong soul, Esha. You show the light to many, including me. So does your photo of the light exuding through the grey sky of the morning. I love the photo because it promises the sunrise.

  • Alana

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    Hugs to you, Esha! The pain never goes away completely but it does change how it manifests itself. Keep taking those beautiful photos; it’s a wonderful way to honor your father.

  • Corinne Rodrigues

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    The best way to honour your Dad is to do the work you do with passion! Hugs, Esha.

  • Jyothi Nair

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    Welcome back Esha. And yes, life must move on. Wishing you well my friend.

  • Monika Ohson | TravelerInMe

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    Sending you lots of warm hugs and healing Esha. The loss of a parent at any age is painful. Like you said …..life moves on and one has to accept and pack the grief. The memories never die and this keep them alive in our heart and mind. Take Care ❤

    The photograph is so calming and brings in a feel of peace.

  • Shiju Sugunan

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    I understand your grief. I’m sure he’ll remain alive in your memories forever.
    What a lovely pic. I really like the colours you captured.

  • Soumya

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    Such a serene and peaceful picture. Makes me want to just sit and stare at it. And yes, life will no on. No matter what or who it leaves behind.

  • Shilpa Gupte

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    Hugs, Esha! True, the sadness never goes away. It just stays in a corner of our heart, reminding us every now and then how much we miss someone, and how much we were loved. But, as you say, we have to go on, as does life.
    Loved the quote so much! <3

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