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12.28.2010

the two-days-after-Christmas-gift

you spend months, years, (a year?), weeks, fortnights, minutes, innumerable seconds pining after someone. wanting them, missing them, needing them. feeling unworthy of them-because that's the story that was told. by him? by you? somewhere in all that passing of time you've forgotten. where to lay the blame? doesn't really matter, you suppose. not anymore, anyway. or did it ever?

and then one day you wake and the light has shifted. and the lens comes into focus. and you realize that all along--actually--it was he who was unworthy of you.

and god does that realization feel good.

37 comments:

aubry. said...

you're speaking to me, meg! how'd you knowwwwwww!?

i love it.

Jay said...

hooray!! go meg :p

nicole said...

I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!!! your writing, all of it! thanks.

jackiek said...

i swear this is exactly what i am thinking right now!

D&D said...

it does take awhile sometimes but girl, you ALWAYS realize it. always.

and i feel like each time (ugh. i know.) you realize it even quicker!

Carrie Rosalind said...

Oh, I've had that feeling before too! Congrats on getting to that point! :)

in the Garden of Earthly Delights said...

i love the way you write, i love your blog, and i follow it faithfully! this post is brilliant...

Larissa Wunder said...

yup. I had this moment too!

Emily said...

Love it - so true! We are icons waiting for the right men who are worthy of us!

Sonja said...

ugh.
This is amazing!
well put!

vintch said...

stunning realization, meg! i love this. the simplicity of it, yet its latent complexity. you are awesome.

Tyanna said...

wow. i have felt this exact feeling! your writing is amazing!

Robby Spratt said...

I too have had a similar realization recently. Thanks for putting it so nicely into words. :)

communikate. said...

that's a fantastic feeling isn't it?

Jaraka Drew Hansen said...

oh heavens. that's beautiful. I love it... wow.

I hope that day is coming soon. well, you know that time when there's one cloud in the sky and the sun refuses to move beyond that single cloud? that's where I'm at. soooo close. I can feel the sun but can't quite see it yet.

Sara L. said...

Love this :)

marisolkate said...

Thank you for such a succinct and illuminating reflection!

Shannon said...

Thats great Meg! Congratulations

Mackenzie said...

meg, you are woman. and we all hear you rooooooooar! that's the ticket, lady :)

Anait said...

Amen!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

well-written, girl!

kara lynn said...

oh this makes me smile! in my heart and face!

Lily said...

Bahahaha. Amen sister!

Jenny said...

Hello - I've never posted on your blog before but I've been enjoying reading it for a little while. In any case, I stumbled acrossed this lecture the other day and it crossed my mind that you might be interested to see it.
The Power of Vulnerability:
http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability.html

The Childlike Empress said...

oh yes, i know that feeling!

Kate said...

right on!!!

ps. i love your top banner. so pretty.

blazka.g@gmail.com said...

Love your post! I am going through a break up right now and reading your post made me feel really good. Thank you for that!

Katie Anderson said...

Ah yes, I know that realisation well. It's a wonderful one, isn't it?

Brittany said...
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J.Cee said...

No better way to put it. And hopefully this will stick with me after my first breakup...

S and O said...

I totally know what you mean girl, and boy it does feel really good :D
Xoxo
Sarah

Bri said...

this is pure awesomeness. this should be on a bookmark or something. :)

wilybrunette said...

@jenny: thanks for passing on the TED talk--i can't wait to check it out!

xo. meg

Jenni Austria Germany said...

oh, how i love this little post.

MissAlyssa said...

i love this post... so true... its so very true... and that moment feels so damn good!!!

Lilli said...

What lovely words to hear- or read rather.
This is lovely <3

Kelly said...

love this!!