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"...besides love, independence of thought is the greatest gift an adult can give a child." - Bryce Courtenay, The Power of One

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Solace - allay, soothe
To borrow from the moody Blues, my boat sails stormy seas, battles oceans filled with fear.

I carry with me in my hold such delights as OCD, agoraphobia, xenophobia, paranoia, and last but certainly not least, depression. With these treasures I make my way through life's currents. I steer my vessel with care, but sometimes the currents carry me away, pull me off course, bring me to strange places.

Adrift, I am, some days.

Every boat hast a home port. The place where it may anchor, rest, restock, refresh. Where is mine?

I have found a sanctuary, a place of comfort and safety. When my spirit flags, when I falter, when I am worn and weary, there is a place...

There, wrapped in the circle of Someone's arms, I am safe, protected, cherished. Safe harbour. Whatever storms rage without, inside that sacred space, I am calm. A lifetime of uncertainty, of insecurity, of loneliness and spiritual bereftness fades, and I know I am blessed.

He gives me solace.


Susan said...

That is absolutely beautiful. I am so glad for you and Someone. I know you love me and I hope you'll forgive me for saying that I hope he sometimes slips you the dick, too.

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

Yes, ma'am, but I've only so far figured out three ways in...
Any ideas, Miss Sus???

Momlady said...

Sometimes just being held is the best.

HermitJim said...

Nothing beats a good old fashioned hug! We all need one once in a while!