For some reason this tree always reminds me of the one in the movie What Dreams May Come with Robin Williams. Tonight we took the kids for an evening picnic at Lopez Lake and despite freezing winds, my mind kept going back to this tree and the movie. In my life I've lost far too many loved ones and those not too far from me at their own hands. When I think back on this movie and all it was about, the main actor and his life struggle, and now reflecting on those I care for deeply, I can't help but wish there was more I could do.
I know that nearly everyone's immediate response will be, "but there isn't more you could have done. You did everything you could. It was their choice." But I don't know that that is always the most comforting thing to say when so much of my heart simply wants/ed to take that lonely empty feeling away from them. To take the pain on myself. To be with them. To sit with them. Now as I embark on a journey into the unknown with my own daughter who is now struggling with her own depression I can't help but sit with these things, ponder them, stir with them and let my soul wonder on what could and might be. Life is so precious, so fleeting, so joyous, so heartbreaking and fulfilling. Let us not forget to take moments to cherish the small quiet times where we can 'just be' with one another and care for each other's hearts. ❤ #justbe #enough #love #bepresent #depression #twloha #whatdreamsmaycome #trees #heart #loss #lopezlake