Surfacing After Silence

Life. After.

Beautiful Ones

This post comes courtesy of Gretchen Vanderwall Treglio, the author of these beautiful, affirming words, who gave me permission to share them with you.

Beautiful ones~

Maybe you feel afraid. Maybe you cannot even remember a time when you didn’t feel afraid. Maybe fear has become a constant companion, an invisible parasite silently eating away at everything good inside you.

You are Safe.

Maybe your heart feels broken beyond repair. Maybe too many people have left you when you needed them. Maybe too many people have not cared for you the way you wanted to be cared for, the way you needed to be cared for.

You are Loved.

Maybe darkness has entered your life. Maybe it has landed on your chest like a heavy bird that will not fly away. Maybe you feel anchored to that darkness, to the fathoms of terror and dread beneath you.

You are full of Light.

Maybe you feel alone. Maybe you feel there is no one who can understand, who even wants to understand, what it is to live inside your body, to live inside your head. Maybe you feel it’s better to hide than to risk the harsh judgment of those who will not comprehend.

You are never Alone.

Maybe you feel that life is not for you. Maybe you feel that life is for other people, people who are braver, people who are stronger, people who are ” normal”, who can withstand its blows. Maybe you feel like you are failing at life.

Life is for You.


May 28, 2010 - Posted by | Body Image, Eating Disorders, feelings | , , , , , , , ,


  1. This is BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for posting it! If you don’t mind me asking, what book is it from? I may like to read it.

    Comment by Nikita | May 28, 2010 | Reply

  2. No book. Gretchen is the talented author!

    Comment by surfacingaftersilence | May 29, 2010 | Reply

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