Today was a day filled with bad news. More than one set unfortunately. I sit here in my own little corner of the Universe struggling to get a hold of all the emotions running through my head.
Watching my dear friend’s eyes begin to tear as we discussed situations that stir up emotions which hit us too close to home.
Doesn’t matter what the specific situations are at this point, they’re personal to those going through them
None of the bad news today has a direct impact on my family or person, however, it impacted those I care about. Pains me to know they’re hurting.
All I can do is say an extra prayer for everyone tonight.
Nothing I can do to help, change circumstances, or relieve pain. Being a helpful person, I feel useless. I am sure you can all concur on this, you would do anything to help those you love avoid pain and suffering. Can’t happen unfortunately. Everybody hurts, it’s just the natural order of life.
Pain produces a solitary emotion, yet everyone experiences it. You can be surrounded by the most loving family, friends, colleagues and yet you’re completely alone in your experience. However, everybody cries.
I, as many others do, retreat into my own head and try to be the strong person in the room. I make lists, do research, and plan how I will soften the blows to come for everyone else. I hash things over and over. I am the news deliverer, the plans maker, the pain absorber. I make sure everything feels normal. It doesn’t. Not by a long shot. However that won’t stop me from trying. I have to keep life moving.
Doesn’t help much tho’. Sometimes everything is wrong. My emotions need to be felt. At some point every diversion catches up with me and I burst in a pile of tears and pent up rage. Everybody hurts, sometimes. Everybody cries. Life can really suck sometimes.
I am sure by now you have guessed that today’s Power Song is Everybody Hurts by R.E.M.