SHIT HAPPENS SOMETIMES, AND IT’S KINDA NOT PERSONAL

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  1. I think we all want to have control over our lives. There are so many things in our lives that we are the ones in charge. It’s our responsibility whether something goes well or not. Then, there is a whole other subset of things we have no control over and that’s when live seems random and sometimes unfair. Why does one person get killed by a drunk driver when somebody else walks away with a fender better? There have been tons of wildfires the past few years in California where I live. I drive through neighborhoods ravaged and there can be places right next to each other with completely different results. My next door neighbor died of Covid. Why him instead of me?

    I think sometimes something good can come out of a sad or tragic event as you experienced before. Since the pandemic started, my brothers and I now Zoom together every month. It was like our little reminder how fragile life can be.

    1. Thank you Pete, yes. Thanks for that validation, it’s nice to hear I’m not the only one who feels this way. And yes, trying to see the hidden “gifts” in all the tragedy is a way to make some sense of it. It’s such a mysterious world and sometimes I just get freaked out by all the uncertainty. It’s both beautiful and terrifying!! 😬🤣🤷🏼‍♀️💖🥺 Thanks for reading Pete!

  2. Great post Libby. I relate. For most of us our default setting is to take shit personally. I’ve become more aware of how I do this, and try to remind myself that I am not special — fucked up crap happens all around us, in some truly horrifying ways. All I can do is seek understanding of the lesson, and work on healing.
    I love how you are creating beautiful art from your pain and your healing, and keeping your eyes and mind open to the signs and gifts from the universe. Hugs XO❤

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