Monday, March 16, 2009

The darkness comes

Unlike a lot of those affected, I'd seen it coming for weeks beforehand. Not to mention that I have other sources of income - at least somewhat scalable - as well as identity.

The net effect was that I did not experience the immediate and crushing sense of depression a lot of the others did. The outplacement lady said I was doing "eerily well."

But I always knew there would be days. I realize that mine started a couple of days ago, but I only really noticed it last night. Today, I am awash in it.

I would do well to remember this:

And this word: Thou shalt not be overcome, was said full clearly and full mightily, for assuredness and comfort against all tribulations that may come. He said not: Thou shalt not be tempested, thou shalt not be travailed, thou shalt not be afflicted; but He said: Thou shalt not be overcome.

- Julian of Norwich


Anonymous said...

All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.

Paul said...

As one born on Dame Julian's feast, I prayer her blessings on you, and holy angels to guide, guard, and defend you.