the universal scream

the universal scream
by jennifer kiley
©transgraphics by j. kiley
posted 01.23.13
song line challenge
artist: trisha yearwood
song: how do i live without you
line: “…if you ever leave…”

avoir des objections monter par j. kiley ©jennifer kiley 2013


“Letting go is the lesson. Letting go is always the lesson. Have you ever noticed how much of our agony is all tied up with craving and loss?” ― Susan Gordon Lydon, The Knitting Sutra: Craft as a Spiritual Practice

“When one person is missing the whole world seems empty.” ― Pat Schweibert, Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss

“To crave and to have are as like as a thing and its shadow. For when does a berry break upon the tongue as sweetly as when one longs to taste it, and when is the taste refracted into so many hues and savors of ripeness and earth, and when do our senses know any thing so utterly as when we lack it? And here again is a foreshadowing — the world will be made whole. For to wish for a hand on one’s hair is all but to feel it. So whatever we may lose, very craving gives it back to us again.” ― Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping

“Undo it, take it back, make every day the previous one until I am returned to the day before the one that made you gone. Or set me on an airplane traveling west, crossing the date line again and again, losing this day, then that, until the day of loss still lies ahead, and you are here instead of sorrow.” —Nessa Rapoport

I Won’t Let Go-Rascal Flatts

3 thoughts on “the universal scream

  1. “You think you’re lost but you’re not lost on your own. You’re not alone. I will stand by you, I will help you through when you’ve done all you can do. If you can’t cope, I will dry your eyes
    I will fight your fight, I will hold you tight and I wont let go” ― Rascal Flatts


    • It is so difficult to let go and still feel connected to the love that one exeriences that is so beckoning and haunting. The depth of emotions for something one craves can so overpower a sensible resolution to leaving the past where it happened b/c it still is happening somewhere else in time. As if in a time warp. And you are hooked into the ever repeating loop of those experiences and those people that were there then. I know one needs to let go but saying it to myself doesn’t make it so. It is like Healthcliff and Cathy in the moors. She haunts me. And there are more ghosts out there that are not so benevolent.


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