Days Of Silence

Karin vonKrenner
Posted October 26, 2021

It is hard to feel alone. And in feeling alone, somehow, distance grows around us. A bubble of silence that only echoes our own thoughts floats us deeper into our own darkness.  Our hands feel too heavy to raise up, our heads fall forward and we curl into ourselves.

If there is a label for our grief we can claim legitimacy. A death in the family, divorce, hunger, homelessness. But, how to explain the unexplainable heartbreak of exhaustion in a world busy chasing the momentary spotlight?  How to define, alone in a world busy with social media connections?

For many, the pandemic has created new levels of isolation of, dis-connection.  The  on-line lives, forever smiling, successful, happy. How do we cry in the face of such perfection?  We dare not, withdrawing deeper into our confusion. Deeper into our dark, personal questions. What is wrong with Me? What have I done Wrong?  The spiraling path downward, until a light is forever lost...

Let us open the door to our grief and heartbreak. Let us tell the truths of our lives so our sisters can reach out their hands and  bring us back from our aloneness.  The power of women is in their shared history of love, pain and, truths.  In our sharing, we triumph.   I am reaching out my hand... Will you take it?

 

 

 

 

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Tamarack Verrall
Oct 26
Oct 26

Dear Karin,
I hope that you can feel my hand reaching out, so that we can heal the pain of what we know, and hold fast to the knowledge that we are here together now, a global movement raising our voices together, knowing the edge of despair that we are up against so much, but also celebrating that we are here together now.

Karin vonKrenner
Oct 27
Oct 27

Tam, you are always such a bright light of love and hope. Your wisdom and heart are truly treasures. I feel your hand..

rebecca.tang
Oct 26
Oct 26

You are not alone indeed. Here, we have World Pulse family together with you and supporting one another. Under the pandemic, we are not able to have face to face gatherings, meeting with friends, etc. With the modern technology, we can still have connection with one and another. It will over soon!
Be strong and keep connect! May Almighty God bless you!

Karin vonKrenner
Oct 27
Oct 27

Thank you Rebecca, we are all so blessed to have our sisters, invisible yet present. I feel you and am holding your hand..

Tomasa
Oct 27
Oct 27

Dear Karin,
I'm holding your hand, and I can feel your strength. Fortunately, we are part of this great community in World Pulse, that overcomes borders, eliminates barriers, and makes possible this meeting between all of us. We share our engagement to make the difference working to make real human rights for all women, and that's beautiful. Have a wonderful day sister!

megsmueller
Oct 30
Oct 30

Hi Karin
I know all too well... If I had allowed my tears to fall to the ground, I'm sure bushes would have emerged. But there is always hope and there is always a beacon of light, right here. We support you, lean on us, call on us. May you find a strong connection that passes all barriers and limitations.

Much love to you!

Karin vonKrenner
Nov 02
Nov 02

Thank you Meg. From tears, roses..

Beth Lacey
Nov 17
Nov 17

I hope you can feel the hundreds of hands that are reaching out to you from this community- mine included