This post is in honor of the letter “B” and part of Jenny Matlock’s Alphabet Thursday. For more bopping “B’ posts, please click here http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/
It’s my new reality, this life with less joy. Replacing the abundant energy of years past is a quiet acceptance of a new element of compromise, a conceding to the onslaught of hurt that builds over the years and slowly erodes the joy of youth. I fought against it for a long time but have now come to a truce that we both can live with, my companion and I. We’ve reached a ceasefire that allows me to live a calmer life than previously with less complications and drama. Not quite a fair tradeoff for the happiness I once owned, but a consolation nonetheless.