Saturday, April 03, 2010

The road less traveled

It's been a long while. I was on a journey, an uncertain one. The road was dark, desolate, and forbidding; but it was one I have to take. There was no other route. Along the way my life flashed before my eyes; saw myself when I was a young girl till my adulthood. I remember my friends in high school, and wondered where they are now. I reminisced my college days; and thought about my siblings and parents.

My life seemed to have made a screeching halt some 6 months ago, but I moved on determined to pass the dark clouds above my head. I trudged on hoping to reach the end of the lonely road; hoping to see a silver lining behind the dark clouds. And what seemed to take forever finally ended. I was there at the end of the road.

The sun was brightly shining and I basked in it. I felt the warmth on my arms, face and my bare head. What a joy!

I have passed the dark clouds and now there was a clear blue sky. Then it dawned on me that I am not out of the woods yet. I, however, will go on and take it one day at a time... and celebrate.


Nance said...

My dear, dear friend, I am so glad to see you back! WELCOME BACK!!!
We'll hope and pray that your cross will never come back and that you defeated 'em all!
Take care always and we love ya!

Beng Gee said...

Hello Mari!
Glad to see you back in blogland! I’ve been touched deeply by this profound rumination of yours! Just always keep the faith and hope in your heart.. and you’ll certainly find your hearts desire!
Take care!

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

Dearest Mari,

Every storm will pass away; it will halt and go away.........

Every day is another day, a sweeter, and much sweeter than yesterday.

God bless

I miss you so much.................


Ebie said...

Mari, my dear, welcome back!

I hope the dark clouds and storm will pass...and the bright sun will shine over us!

I missed you! See you around!

Ebie said...

Hi Mari, I am back, could not concentrate on my comments at work. How about coming along with us to our adventures? It would be fun. You can bring your water colors and paint while we take photos. One member of our group did that when we were on the RTE 66 trip.

Hiking has also helped with my losing inches, and hopefully loose some weight.

P.S. I am thinking of taking some painting class to refine what I have learned in elementary school.

bing said...

hello, i find this post inspiring. i believe that each of us has his or her own crosses?) to bear. and God has his way of refining the gold in us.

i have to believe it that way (or console myself?), or else, i will not survive the pointed shafts thrown at me while i also take this journey called life.

i pray that you will be able to stand, even with shaky legs, and walk with strength and stronger faith as you continue the journey.

God bless.

Anonymous said...

inspiring, indeed.
welcome back, mari!
God bless.

Photo Cache said...

Glad to see you back. Hope things are all okay with you.

Sidney said...

Glad you are back !
From now on it can only go uphill !
Take care !

Dennis Villegas said...

Welcome back, Marie! Whatever it is you are treading now, remember that you have friends like us who can give you comfort when the going gets rough. Also God will always bless you because you have a god heart. So smile!

Mari said...

To all who have posted their comments: Thank you for your concern and love. I am well and back on my feet. It's spring time and everything around me is now in color...and time to do some planting. LOL

Love you all,


Mari said...

To you know who you are: Thank you so much. Been thinking and wondering about you just this morning.

Love you and miss you, too.


Hi! I'm Grace said...

Prayer will take you back in track, Mari. I believe we all been or will be there at one point in our lives.

dodong flores said...

That's a nice painting!

Glad to hear you're back Ms. Mari. Blogging is therapeutic and I hope it would work for you and me.


Mari said...

Grace and Dodong,

Thank you for the comforting words.


Joy said...

A very poetic work of art - if that makes sense. Very apt colours.

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