Losses And Gains

Years ago, I read Jane Austen’s “Persuasion” for the first time. I loved it. The story of Anne Elliot struck a chord with me. There are so many things I could say about my love for the main character and for the story. But I was thinking just now of how overwhelmed I feel at the loss of love.

When I first ended the seven year courtship I had enjoyed with a very good looking young man, I was devastated (even though I knew it was the right decision). After what happened with Jack five years ago, I was crushed. Seeing Goldfinch return to Australia was a huge blow to me.

Rose, Close Up, Pink, Flower, Floral


Like the dew on the mountain,

like the foam on the river,

like the bubble on the fountain,

thou art gone, and for ever!

 – Walter Scott



But it has worked out. I am still friends with my teenage sweetheart. Goldfinch is still beloved friend. And as for Jack…well, a miracle occured. I am very cross with him for going abroad at a silly time though. I have experienced losses and gains…but all that matters is that love won the day. Love finds ways to reach out, even over chasms. Love is rather magnificent – don’t you think!

3 thoughts on “Losses And Gains”

    1. I am really pleased that things have worked out so well, even when a relationship has ended. I feel genuine love and appreciation for my teenage sweetheart Jammy (James), my Goldfinch and my Jack. The worst stage in my life was the years when I felt Jack despised me. He has brought me tremendous peace. The way things developed between us is a very unexpected bonus, but I have often said to him that the peace he gave me was immensely priceless to me.

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