Getting ready to sail again

Juliet died six years ago today.

This is an extract from a book called “Life Lessons: Things I Wished I’d Learned Earlier” by Lesley Garner:

Don’t expect to go from shock and misery to happiness overnight. depending on how deep your relationship went, it could take a year or two. But you can create islands of happiness in your sea of despair. And those islands become stepping stones on to dry land. Dry land is where we look back at the sea of despair and our lost loves like so many boats on the horizon and wonder what we saw in them. Then one day, another boat may come along and, even if we’re not ready for an ocean voyage, we can set off for a trip around the lighthouse. We’re getting ready to sail again.

Well I saw a lot in Juliet and she’ll always have a place in my heart. But in a few days’ time I shall be newly married again. I’m ready for another voyage.

J at the Sydney Opera House 20 Aug 2005

J at the Sydney Opera House 20 Aug 2005

About hodders

Husband and proud father of two daughters. Now a widower. Trying to balance between not dwelling on Juliet's death, but telling the world how much I loved her. Tricky.
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One Response to Getting ready to sail again

  1. Graham Day says:

    Have great day, you and Della deserve it!


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