Sunrise, Bear Island, Lake Winnipesaukee
I rarely quote anyone in my blog, I like my words to be my own but this morning I read this and thought “Hmmm, this is so true”.
“All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret.”
― Gabriel García Márquez, Gabriel García Márquez: a Life
I would add to this that our lives are compartmentalized in many different ways. We are different people to and with different people and I might add we continue to gather them throughout our lives. I can’t speak for anyone else but this is why I orchestrate any gathering at my home carefully because I’ve found when I group family and friends from different aspects and times of my life I can’t cope and become a rather bad hostess. It becomes chaotic to me (and I want to hide in a rather quiet room somewhere).
Recently I had all three of those lives – public, private and secret – come crashing together. Rather like a car crash. I can’t say that I’m on life support but it’s been a blinding whirlwind of a ride. On this crazy ride I have to say that I am surrounded by the most awesome people – friends, family and new found. I’ve made some good choices in my life and I was just reminded of it in a very real way.
Look around you, see the people that are going on this journey with you, think about the ones missing or are gone. There are no coincidences in life, I’m convinced. Everything happens in its own time and for a reason.