Saturday, May 2, 2009

A Night's Reprieve

The veil of this day has softly fallen and night has quietly crept in. As the light began a retreat to its resting place, I found myself drawn to the silence of darkness and to its sweet, soothing stillness hanging heavy in the air.

I greet these hours of dimming light with much welcome for it has not been an easy day. I can feel its enveloping solitude permeating my soul. I hunger for this. Right now, I need this. Difficulty has been this day.

Unexpected and unwanted visited me early and stayed well past their welcome. Neither had I greeted with much fondness. Yet, the lack of a warm and welcoming greeting never caused a moment’s hesitation in their appearing or in their staying.

Finally, in this darkness, I find relief.

It calls for release. It demands a letting go of all that called itself today. I gladly relinquish my claim to all the anger, frustration, angst, pride and hurt that invaded my day. I give it all away - what was good and what was not.

Today there was more of not.

Tonight there is a reprieve.

Tomorrow will be a new day.

(Now there is a new blog)


  1. The new place is beautiful, Denise.

    As always, your eloquence leaves me breathless....

    I pray that joy will visit you tomorrow!

    Be blessed, dear one,

  2. Denise,I love your new blog.Have a great day.Blessings,Faye

  3. So sorry to hear about the trouble with your other blog. Have you tried to contact blogger to see if they can help?

    I love your new blog though...we have the same background...great minds think alike right? Ok, so you've got to tell me how you got that cute header. Well, I guess you don't have to tell me, but oh how I would love to make a new, more interesting, cool header for my blog, but I can't figure out how to do it. If you could give me some pointers, I would really appreciate it and I would return the favor, if there was any way I could.

  4. How horrible that you had to start over. But you've started over quite beautifully and with such grace. I'm glad you let me know where to find you. I love your heart. And the new name of your blog is lovely.

  5. Sorry for the trouble you had, but your new place is just beautiful!

    Your writing just envelopes me and takes me right in! I love it and I feel like I can really identify with this writing today.


  6. Hmmmm, now I am totally curious about your previous blog. I'll have to check that out.

    I too, had to go through starting about 3 differnt blogs all over from scratch. But that was because once (years ago) my mother found my site and once again insulted and disowned me (the loooong story is on my testimony tab), so I closed it and started over. Another time I had a problem with Google/Blogger and since they weren't able to understand my problem I just decided to start over myself. Either way, I'm sorry to hear about your misfortune. I know how it feels to start all over. Now, if you'll excuse me my curiousity is taking over and since you invited readers on your left sidebar to read what happened, I am going to 'bite' and do just that....will be back.

  7. I've changed your address on my blog. I talked with another blogger friend yesterday about this issue; it sure has brought me some perspective about a great many things.

    Again, I am sorry for this struggle, but I think you're handling it great. Tomorrow is a new day, so...

    write something new to honor it!


  8. Good for you for starting over rather than letting frustration take hold. I love your new blog just as much as your old one, and I'll follow along wherever you are.