“It’s all uphill from here!”
That’s what automatically popped into my head as I was cheering a friend on. I typed it in the chat window, and then paused as what I'd actually written sunk in.
Conventionally, it should be either, “It’s all up from here,” because things going forward will be positive and are looking up, or, “It’s all downhill from here,” because it will be an easy road from now on.
So what about if, like so many things, it is all positive and also a hard
I look around me, and inside me, these days and I see broken people. We are dealing with grief, burnout, relationship troubles, family troubles, difficult work situations, financial difficulties, physical and inner instability, disease, various inner crises, and overall just trying to get our lives together…again. For many of us, it seems when there is the faintest glimmer of hope, of light, something else happens. The other shoe drops. And the shoes must belong to a cent
We sat. For hours. Her struggling with herself. Me there, just there, supplying tissues and hugs as needed, and accompanying. It was the beginning of a longer road we walked together - I continued to accompany her as she struggled onward toward the faint glimmer of light on the outside edge of her darkness. There was no fix for this darkness, only the journey through it. Throughout the years, I’ve accompanied many people: family, friends, colleagues, students, and even s