Sunday, 1 May 2011
A Hint Of Sunshine.
To the west, I see the setting sun. A hint of sunshine, obscured by clouds. And through my cloudy mind, I see my hint of sunshine, of better times to come.
Off to the west, far, far away, is the land that was once my home. Soon, very soon, this man, this reluctant recluse, will return to his other life, a life he almost forgot. Here, I sit alone, alone and oh so scared. Almost all I treasured, vanished with no answers to my questions of why it had to be. I return a humbled man. A man ravaged by a mental illness that pursued me, cornered me, almost killed me.
Yet, despite it all, I return as a man who knows that the hint of sunshine in my cloudy mind, grows ever brighter. Through the murky and foreboding clouds, the reassuring glow of the warm rays of hope, will be treasured, will be nurtured, will see me through the most important journey of my life. Indeed, a hint of sunshine, of better times to come.
And, most fittingly and thoughtfully, I have received the 'sunshine award' from Madeleine over at this wonderful site: Scribble and Edit If you have not had the delight and pleasure of visiting Madeleine's site, I would highly recommend that you kindly do so. There, you will discover her superb haikus, poems, prose and interest excerpts on her interactive site. Thank you, Madeleine, I am very grateful for this timely award.
I shall now forward this award onto three bloggers who may do with it as they so wish.
1. Reverie Sanctuary : My dear friend, Shanaz, writes beautifully and her stories are poignant, moving, uplifting. A ray of sunshine.
2. DC RELIEF : Dixie, over at her wonderful and thoughtful site, has been of great support and encouragement to me through some very dark times. For her kindness, I'm most grateful. A ray of sunshine.
3. W. M. Morrell's Musings From Down Under. : Although Wendy, at this interesting and informative, superbly written blog, is not blogging, just now, due to her concentrating on her writing, I want to thank her for all her inspiration and encouragement in my ongoing writing endeavours. I am most thankful to you. A ray of sunshine.