Wow! Oh my goodness! I sat with a cup of coffee this morning and read through Emerson’s Essay on Compensation…..not exactly what I anticipated, but something even better! His style and word paintings evoke a craft and a time long past – yet is spot-on in this present.
He gives words beautifully to feelings I’ve experienced, especially his words on change and growth coming from perceived loss. Still in recovery from an event where not only I, but my husband and granddaughter experienced devastating loss, I appreciate – in retrospect – how it was a “blessing in disguise” and how we have grown from the experience. Would that this growth could have happened without the pain, especially on the part of my granddaughter! All we could do at the time was take one breath…..then another…..then still another, until we didn’t have to think about every one of them. Our subconscious resumed control over respiration and other vital functions and we began our recovery. Compensation begins in tiny steps, and we live to recover and grow further.
If you haven’t yet had the time to read the essay, you may anticipate a treat much like a deep, rich cup of cocoa or pumpkin pie with whipped cream in the fall time.
Peace be our Journey, friends.
Until next time,