Wednesday, August 6, 2008


Looking back through the years much had happened in my life which certainly could be called as the ‘School of Hard Knocks’. Have you even seen a cartoon in which the leading character just unwittingly got him into a bunch of adventure and misadventure? That wherever he would turn he’d either come up against a thick wall or a steep mountain or perilous sea or some weird unexpected disaster? – Quite insurmountable in every way. That would be me.

But it wasn’t really that terrifying nor was it hopeless because every tale had a quite lovely ending. Credit goes to Someone up there.

What I’m driving at is in those times in-between or when the world seems to suddenly stop turning and you find yourself alone, lonely, isolated from the rest of humankind or so it seems... And something kicks so badly in your gut - That’s when you wish so hard that someone would stop awhile and hold your hand and tell you that everything will be alright - Even if you very well know that it’s farther from the truth. But no matter because all that you ever need and want in that moment is just to have someone to hold your hand and understand.

But of course we don’t say it out loud, do we? We would rather hope and wish in the silence of our hearts that someone would read our minds and see what we see or look deep into our hearts and feel what we feel. How we wish that they won’t be afraid to be there when needed or share that one precious moment of vulnerability of the soul. Is that too much to ask for?

I have learned that sometimes all that a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.

(P.S. The picture there is courtesy of Malen's cam-phone.)


  1. How true.
    I know the feeling and i remember when i had that time in life how badly i wanted that someone simply comes and give me a comforting hug and says "Everything will be fine".
    But yea we dont say that out loud.. i had my family with me to support but being thousands of miles away doesnt make you feel good at times..
    Ellen how are you? Hale n hearty na?? :)

  2. a few days ago, i got an email from my best friend whose silence i was getting uncomfortable with. but when he sent an electronic hug and blessing - my heart leaped. it was enough to soothe my loneliness. quite a marathon of funneled morsels of meaning you got here. blessings.

  3. Ellen where did my comment go :(

  4. Hi Aditi,

    We're doing fine, thank God. And thanks for asking.

    Yes, you are so right.. it's awful to be alone in our low moments, isn't it? But fortunately these things pass too.. like all other things in life.

    Thanks for dropping by.
    Love it when you're here.
    Blessings to you and your family.

  5. Yeah, dfish, I hope it doesn't cause any emotional indigestion lols!! :-D

    'my heart leaped' -- Yeah, it sure feels good! And all that it takes is a kind thought word or deed from someone who takes the time. :-)

    Thanks for taking time from your writing to drop by. My heart leaped! Now does that sound familiar to you? hahahah :-D Blessings to you and your day.

  6. Oh don't worry, Aditi, it takes awhile for comments to show cos it goes through moderation. Sorry for the inconvenience but it was necessary to block unwanted spam. I'm sure you would understand. :-) Thanks.

  7. wow! part 6, 7 & 8 but still a lot to learn.. great posts!

    keep going ms. ellen, we're still young, right? ;)


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