Most of my blog posts are upbeat. That is how I choose to focus my life. Sometimes, however, I’m not upbeat and my posts will occasionally reflect that feeling. This re-blog reflects one of those times. It is powerful and from a dear friend. It brought up sad thoughts and feelings for me. I love this post! It reveals many glimpses of Misifusa’s glorious spirit. I also love the lyrics to the song (though the video has been removed.) As one who felt lonely for many of the earlier parts of my life, I made a commitment to myself to never abandon those I called a friend (and it didn’t matter whether or not they viewed me the same way.) I kept that commitment in every case until about a year ago when I finally realized after 48 years of knowing him–I’m a SLOW learner–there was one person for whom the emotional and time cost of attempting to stay in relationship had become too great for me with little or no effort made whatsoever in all that time by him. We both spoke our truth about it and the built up resentments of two lifetimes were voiced. It saddened me to finally let go, but it was also a great relief as I realized he’d been dragging me under. I wish him great and lasting joy–and told him so–but will do so from afar.

Misifusa's Blog

rock“I touch no one and no one touches me.”

~ Simon and Garfunkel

As loving souls, we often do things for others.  We are not looking for a specific thank you, we just want to help, to give and to love in our own special way.  Perhaps it is the ego in us which hopes for a small token of acknowledgement when we continue to strive to help another person.  We want them to see how much we love them and are willing to help, to support and to join forces.

But sometimes, even the most dedicated of us cannot make someone understand the amount of love we have for them.  The words, the actions fall on deafened ears and spirit.  We cannot bulldoze our way into their psyche.  The door is bolted shut and we are alone on the other side.  They are a rock, an island, not to…

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About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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7 Responses to Island

  1. In the past few years I’ve met others who have had a similar experience. You’d think we get a little smarter with age and time.

  2. I’m honored you reblogged my post Russ. Usually, like you, I am upbeat as well. But sometimes I throw one in that questions us in hopes that we can improve our relationships and life. ♥

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