I just finished catching up on my friend Melinda's blog. After reading her post titledDouble Non Fat Irish Cream Latte I found myself thinking about all of the people I know who have lost someone lately that they had come to love, and count on to be around. It seems there is not much we can do to prepare for or prevent the loss of someone we have come to so utterly depend upon. Whether it is death or something else that removes us from those we have become attached loss is never an easy process.
It is amazing to me how quickly I become attached to those around me, even after times of great heartbreak when I swore never again to allow myself to become so attached I find myself still surrounded by those I love. The thought of ever having to go through the immense sadness if anyone of these souls and I should have to part is heart wrenching.
So I am left to wonder how do we continue to give ourselves fully to those we love with the knowledge that we will at some point be left without them. I don't mean this to be a depressing post, just an honest look at the heart that hurts for those who are in the midst of this sort of painful loss. My sympathy.
I guess love it all boils down to the fact that love requires risk and that means if we are going to love we are going to risk the pain of that love being taken from us.
"It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all" - though trite, really seems to be the answer here.