Accepting Sadness... - Daily Love with Mastin Kipp

Accepting Sadness…

This picture is what I do when I am sad.
Keep smiling. Pretend everything is okay.
Other ideas I’ve tried (among others . . .):
  • eating
  • not eating
  • exercising
  • not exercising
  • sleeping
  • not sleeping
  • reading
  • not reading
  • believing my thoughts
  • arguing with my thoughts
Know what the hardest thing for me to do is? Move into my feelings of sadness. Too scary. Will I ever come back? Will I die?
This is why I cry in the shower, in the bathtub, and when I am swimming. I feel supported by the water; I merge with the very tears that are coming out of my body and I am in a state of surrender.
My son has a move that he made up in the pool last week.
He floats on his back, puts his arms out like he is a cross, and repeats quietly in a low singing voice: “Water Jesus.”
I think he’s trying to tell me something. Kids are so darn smart before they begin to forget and learn all the grown up stuff. Thanks, Max.
Still okay.
Love,
Dana
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Dana Lynne Curry, Ph.D., has been teaching middle school English (with no low bun) for over 23 years. She is a gReaT-fuL Writer, Storyteller, Teacher, Student, Irreverent GoofBall, Blogger, Servant, Philosopher, Spiritual Collagist (is that a word?), Mama, LoVer of LiFe!, Amazing Friend, and one cOOL pUsSy caT!! Find Dana at funfreeME  on Facebook and on Twitter @funfreeMe1.