A Year

Vega Tom
Posted August 18, 2013 from United States

It's hard to think that it's been a year since my accident. On the one hand a year is just... a year.

Years pass by so quickly anymore and at times I can take comfort in the perceived brevity. Being at this or that place in my life and thinking well in a year it will be different or "What's another year?"

On the other, it's a whole year! A year of my life weighed by damage and healing and operating through the lens of navigating insurance and physical weakness and discomfort and not quite being back to myself. Where at times it feels like a lost year, a precious year of life.

But that is life, isn't it?

As I approached this anniversary I find myself feeling a bit of grief. For that year marred. And relief: finally feeling like I can start to have my life as I knew it back. And blessed at the gifts in life I do have.

And that is life. Sitting with all the complexity of the contradictory experiences and feelings. All at once.

To another year of life.

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Aug 19, 2013
Aug 19, 2013

Here's to many, many more blessed and (accident free) years, Vega !

Hope you heal quickly. Lots of love to you.


Vega Tom
Aug 19, 2013
Aug 19, 2013

Mukut -

Thank you so much for your warm words of support. It's been a journey but there is much goodness to come!

All the best to you!