Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Thank you!


My post on Sunday "...a broken promise..." elicited a lot of kind, touching and emotional responses.  Many of your comments and e-mails were helpful ... offering a fresh way to look at a nagging 'wound'.  They did help lessen the remnants of pain.  Many of you took the time to reminisce about your beloved pets and it was a privilege to hear about them all and how much they meant to you. 
This virtual world of blogging does gather communities of kind souls together and I am so grateful for those of you who have shared parts of your lives in your own posts, and then in comments here after reading mine.. 

Despite my work, it never ceases to amaze me how much loss and pain each person has tucked away inside.  The human experience cuts across borders, religious beliefs, languages, bank accounts, etc., so that we each know exactly what the other is referring to when they let us take a peek at the place where the losses of a lifetime are stored.

Thank you for sharing so much of yourself.  It truly creates a bonding experience and a valued community.

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  1. There's a lyric from a song that always strikes me when I hear it: "Strange how much pain you can hide beneath a well cut suit"

  2. Hugging you and you are welcome. Thanks so much!

  3. That's it in a nutshell... it's why I love being a part of the Blogger community.
    Love and blessings to you Bonnie. :c)

  4. No really, Thank YOU! You've created such a warm, caring, thoughtful and safe place for all of us to come and share... I leave a bit better person every time, due to you AND your great community.


  5. The fragrant lilacs serve as a wonderful image for this meaningful exchange of ideas and emotions.


    I am reminded of R.E.M.'s song - "Everybody Hurts".

    Love to you

  7. Bonnie, you have such a kind perspective. Everyone wants to tell their own story, and that you consider this a privilege says much about you.

  8. No matter how different we look on the outside; we are all the same on the inside. We can all relate to losing a loved one, whether it be a pet or a human being. It hurts, there's a large gap in our hearts, and we can't breathe. We feel your pain. And it helps to know others feel that pain.

  9. Love, compassion, understanding, letting go, forgiving, believing that one day all will be righted, or that whatever is happening is ...just happening...whatever, even if philosphy or religion compromises "intellect" or "rationality"...it is a salve that soothes the ouchiness of being human- it makes us behave better...love you for all of that- you give and give. So grateful for you!

  10. As bloggers we all like to talk about ourselves; as this is a relatively anonymous medium, we can be more open and honest that in less private places. You are very kind to say that you consider it a privilege to read many blogs and you are right to say that this community creates a special bond between people. I feel, rightly or wrongly doesn't matter, that I have made some very good friends, you among them. I'd also like to say that most of the time, practically all of the time, I agree with what you say. It's fun to quibble occasionally.

    Your cigar waving buddha was a nicely done light touch.

  11. Blogging has been such a positive experience in my life. I appreciate the gift of knowing so many admirable people and you, dear Bonnie are certainly on that list!

  12. Bonnie, talking about grief is good. We all experience it differently and reading the differences is also good. I would hope you could open your heart to another, but that is coming from my perspective. I always need another to follow the other. It was a very god topic.

  13. Your post and reading the responses to it, really helped me ..we all carry some secret pains we try not to look at..tucked away and ignored..they need to be looked at from time to ttime ..and worked thru..it helps knowing you are not the only one and somethimes other perspectives have a way of helping you "work it out" within you..yes the blog community is awesome..there is a lot here for everyone...I especially enjoy this blog...where people can express with no judgement..and your interesting and thought provoking posts.


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