Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Difficult Times

So many people in my life seem to be going through rough patches at the moment; friends, acquaintances and some of my blogging buddies. It's kind of like there is some global shift, some misaligning of the stars, that is bringing chaos and stress and depression into the lives of these people I care about.

It's quite distressing to see people going through tough times, and I can certainly empathise. I've had my own rough patches in the past few months, although almost trivial compared to what some of these folk are going through. Actually, that's not entirely true. In hindsight some of my problems were kind of trivial, but they still felt tough and at times overwhelming when I was experiencing them. Perspective is a wonderful thing.

What is unusual is that it seems so pervasive at the moment. So many friends having tough times. I've spending a lot of my time thinking about them, sometimes unsure what to do or say that might help. Suffice to say that I'm thinking of you. May the way ahead be clear and the road free of obstacles.

7 comments:

Ur-spo said...

my road is far from obstacle free, but knowing you are thinking of others helps in the journey process.

Q - 60's girl said...

"May the way ahead be clear and the road free of obstacles"

... and yours (((hug)))

Michael said...

Are you saying "I feel your pain", Andrew? Cuz I've been kind of lost since Clinton has been a private citizen. ;-)

I love your love!

ME

The Other Andrew said...

Michael, I feel your pain, I feel your joy, I feel your... oh, what's this?...mmmmm.

yaniboy said...

Yeah, chalk me up for the rough patch thing too... and then every time I seem to get my headspace sorted out something else falls over...

*sigh*

The Other Andrew said...

:( Sorry to hear that Yani. It's like everyone is having Triple Critical biorhythms at once... part of my point was just how many people seem to be having tough times all at once. Maybe pain shared is pain lessened?

DestructoMeg said...

Ain't that the truth. Both friends and people here at work... and I feel horribly guilty coz I'm actually in a good place. So I'm sending good vibes to all :)