This quote, paraphrased from my vicar's sermon on Trinity Sunday, struck a chord with me, too:
"We each feel lonely when someone in whom we had invested hope of love deserts us or lets us down. Loneliness comes from the gaps in our lives that people don’t seem to be able to fill.
Listen though to these words from an obscure mystic quoted by Henri Nouwen
Don’t surrender your loneliness so quickly
Let it cut more deep. Let it ferment and season you,
As few human or divine ingredients can,
Something missing in my heart tonight has made my eyes soft. My voice so tender.
It has made my need for God absolutely clear (Shams al din Hafiz)"
This has little to do with photography or anything strictly amateur-eye-ish; it's just something that has been preying on my mind lately, and I thought maybe sharing it here would help me to get over it! Fr. Andrew also spoke about putting people on pedestals, which also helped me make a big decision that I'm now glad I made. A little cryptic, I know, but to cut a long story short, I nearly contacted someone I don't know (on Farcebook/Fakebook), on the basis of having spent my adolescence (and some adulthood!) misguidedly idolising them, or at least the person I thought they were.
Anyhoo. I'll be back soon… been editing wedding photos from my first-ever (maybe last-ever, who knows?) wedding! 830+ … It's taken some time!