Saturday, May 19, 2012

...the master calls butterfly.



Music has the power of transporting me to a different place in time. It works as my own time machine. And once in awhile, I am taken to a period in time I wasn’t planning on visiting.


I was at work listening to music and all of a sudden the first cords of Fairground by Simply Red entered my ears. In an instant, I was 19 years old again and I could feel the sorrow I felt at that time, when I thought my whole world was coming to an end. It was around the same time "Fairground" was released, that I got dumped by the boy I thought was the man of my life. I thought I was going to marry him and I thought I would never fall in love with anyone else in the world.


I did not marry him and I did fall in love again. But it was only when I could look at that particular event in hindsight that I realized the universe had something better for me. You know, that boy who dumped me wasn’t such a great person. He cheated on me and deceived me in many ways. I thank him for hurting me so bad, because that break-up was pivotal in many decisions I made later on, decisions which led me to where I am right now.


Sometimes I fight hard the obstacles and difficulties I have to face. Sometimes I wish my life was a breezy walk by the beach. But as I listen to "Fairground", a passage I read in a book called Illusions by Richard Bach, taken its full meaning and I smile, because “What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.”

14 comments:

Arkansas Patti said...

Very smart of you to have learned rather than become crippled by an event. Sadly most people don't learn and keep beating their heads against the same wall. Wish I had heard that quote many years ago. It nicely puts things into perspective.

Sherri B. said...

It's hard to imagine, when we're in the depths of heartbreak, that we'll actually get through it and be happy again. And I know what you mean by music and its ability to vividly transport you to a moment in your past...it can be so powerful! Your photos are so lovely!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Time heals all wounds and puts things in their proper perspective. I think we can all look back and smile as we remember thinking that we'd never 'heal' from a heartbreak, and that we'd never move on from a painful event.

Jo said...

Thank you for your honesty.. I was just having the same thoughts this past week. Though without some downs in life, can you imagine how boring life would be? ;)

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Hi! I'm glad you found my blog today, because I discovered yours! Great post... I guess we did both think a lot lately about Time...and the past...and decisions we made. (I am an introvert, too).

Ducky said...

I absolutely love this! Your photographic journey is as beautiful as the lyrical one. I absolutely adore the quote you used. Butterflies have long been an important symbol for my life.

Simply beautiful and beautifully complex at the same time! Loved this. (<---obvi since I said it twice :O)

Denise Mulligan said...

Yes, music brings you right back to those emotional places you left so long ago. I love listening to old songs that take me back to childhood or young adulthood. I love to see how my emotions have changed, how I would do things differently with the knowledge I now have. It's wonderful to see that things do work out for good in the end.
Nice blog you have here. Thank you for visiting mine.

Melva said...

I also love your blog. You pour your heart out and it seems to ring so many bells with everyone. We have all been there. How true it is that music is so emotive. Will stop by soon.

Shaharoh said...

I love this post. I can totally relate! My first "real" relationship ended when I was 21. I was totally depressed. One day on the radio, a live concert called "Acoustic Christmas" came on and the first band to play was Alien Ant Farm. I pressed record on my tape player and as I listened, I was transported and felt like I was at the concert. I have no idea why but I started feeling better and my heart started to mend. The funny thing is that those songs have a double meaning. My husband used to play the album-version of those songs when I first met him. So now they remind me of healing from my first heartbreak and the beginning of what has become one of the most-defining relationships of my lifetime.

Elena said...

Love this post! Yep, we can learn so much if we can only remember that the hardest times in our lives seem to hold the most important lessons. Awesome photos!

alteredstatesstudio said...

your pics are lovely! and your words....so true. at times you think your world will end, but, as it always turns out...we survive to emerge even better, stronger, more beautiful than before.

Selene said...

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Shaharoh said...

I added a comment to this blog last week but I don't think it was posted. Anyhow, it was about how listening to this acoutic CD helped heal my broken heart after a breakup. Beautiful post and words!

cookievf said...

so happy to discover you thru my friend, tin can tart, as there is much to enjoy here! I was simply blown away by the first photo... and then the other three... and finally by your story of young love, loss and learning from them both!

~ vicki