March 24, 2023

The Hopeless but Real Question that Lingered after a Year of Loss. ~ Waylon


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I had a lot of loss last year and a lot of grief, and I think some depression and some giving up. And in my recent, first Ayahuasca ceremony, after those hours of crying and crying and love and crying and crying, I was left with a question that wasn’t hopeful—but it was real.

And that question was, why love again?

Why would I open my heart up again when I’ve lost so much?

When we love, we risk losing. Don’t we learn from abuse, not to go back for more? Why shouldn’t we learn from love lost?

And then this quote came to mind:

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”
~ C.S. Lewis

Then, suddenly, I found a way forward: after a year of sadness and not being ready, a new puppy, His name is Winfield. Winnie, for short.

A story or two about meeting Winfield, and how all that came about:

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Big news about my podcast, new YouTube channel.

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