Friday, December 19, 2014

Island of Misfit Relationships

A  L  O  H  A !

It takes two.
Even a saint cannot
repair a damaged relationship.

All you can do
is behave as your best self,
and limit contact.
[even when you are together]

Your courtesy,
non-violent manner,
- even friendly overture -
cannot effect repair
unless the other party
wants it,
is capable,
can even SEE
the overture!

Linking to Weekend Reflections

Some can only
run the scripts
that they have always run,
forcing you into
the role assigned to you.

That's all that
they can see.

They're not even present
to themselves.
It's not your failure
but the nature of
free will.

Don't slam doors,
or say in anger
the thing they will

Just continue
on your happy way. . .

Damaged relationships
do not heal
if neglected.

The forgetting scab forms,
covering unresolved tissues.
You can go on with
your life.

Only when
the possibility of healing
with one side,
does survivor find
the grace to finally
heal it alone.

It is over.
You may forgive.

Then the scab
 falls away
revealing freshness,
that portends only

Until then
slam no doors
when you get out
to salvage

Thank You
for Musing Here
with Us!

             Warmly, cloudia


DeniseinVA said...

Wise, very wise! Slam no doors and burn no bridges.

EG CameraGirl said...

Good advice, Cloudia. Sometimes it's feels impossible to forgive though, as the trust is gone. ;)

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Such great advice, Cloudia!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You are so right Cloudia, communication is the answer!

Anonymous said...

Lovely shots and quotes.

Indrani said...

Wise words there! A great read for me today.

TexWisGirl said...

tough to do, but good advice.

Birdman said...

I like that reflecting puddle shot.

Charles Gramlich said...

Words worth a second read!

Cloudia said...

Your words today REALLY make me feel heard, feel GOOD!

Thanks, each of your jolly humans

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Palm-reflecting puddle is a great idea, Cloudia.

I might have to copy it sometime!


Teresa said...

I love your choice of pictures to match your words in today's post. Very well done!

Margaret Adamson said...

Fantastic reflection in that puddle. Have a great weekend.

orvokki said...

Nice photos, but most I like your reflection in puddle.
Have a happy Weekend.

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you. I needed to read this today.
Still hurting after a friend told me our friendship was threadbare.

RedPat said...

Good words, Cloudia!

eileeninmd said...

Good advice, Cloudia! I love your reflection photo..Have a happy weekend!

William Kendall said...

Very wise, Cloudia!

Karen S. said...

So true. It's a bit like never going to bed angry, but many do.... all one can do is their very own best, and carry on. Those that want to fester, shall and will. This is one of my favorite quotes for life "You know, sometimes it is necessary to disconnect!" From the movie, Hanging Up! A warm Aloha to you dear Cloudia!

'Tsuki said...

Your pics are so great ! I'm in love with your clouds : their shape is really unique. Your puddle reflection is so tropical with the palm trees reflecting in it. And I'm very fond of your first pic, with the pumpkins : nice composition.

Cloudia said...

Lovely! Such fun we have here! Thanks