All too often, at least for those of us who prefer the status quo,
parts of our carefully constructed lives self-destruct in the most disconcerting ways.
Those we love die or move far away.
Relationships end with or without our blessing.
And we're adrift in a sea of change.
The certainty we took for granted
proves to be an illusion.
Sometimes we feel like there's a pile of rubble
where our dreams once lived.
When circumstances stripped your life down to bare essentials
-- and it's probably happened to all of us at least once --
how did you clear the debris
and start rebuilding?
Your wisdom, shared,
might be a lifeline for someone else,
someone who is wondering,
right at this very moment,
how to go on.
Let's leave a map
others can follow
when they think they're lost.