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It’s different now after learning to cope with the loss of my daughter Anne Birgit and my partner Mary-Anne. It’s not that the loss, pain, and sorrow are gone. I can now deal with it, deep in my heart and that connection from heart to heart will always be there. Now on untrodden paths and amazingly, it feels like it should have been this way all the time.
It’s different now
I’m a completely different person than I used to be,
don’t do the things anymore I used to do!
I used to be materially oriented
everything needed to go fast, faster, fastest.
Then it became immaterial
and I started to slow down.
Now it is emotionally based
and I go at a snail’s pace.
I now counsel people
with their loss and grief.
In hindsight …
I would have wanted to do this sooner!
Did my muses have to die,
to make this clear?
Perhaps that was the plan all along
and embrace me
with the love
that was missing in my youth.
And now … now it feels …
no, now its Knowing …
deep inside my heart …
that I’m going in the right direction,
that everything was meant to be.
Hans Fransen, 2021
It’s different now. The journey wasn’t easy. There were times I almost gave up and yet, somehow, I was able to push through.! It took a lot of energy and perseverance. And yet, in hindsight, it was well worth it!
In retrospect, yes, that it is.
I wish you to have a fine day.