Sometimes crawling into a shell can be a welcome relief a safe haven from chaos, calamity, and crisis. Currently I’m binge watching Netflix’s The Crown Series 5 which centers around the early to mid 1990s of the Royals’ lives. 1992 was a particularly horrendous year for Queen Elizabeth: three of her four children were separated and/or divorcing their spouses and Windsor Castle caught on fire. I gather from the series that honor and duty reigned over family for the late Queen. The public’s perception of the Royal family is ambiguous at best.
But perception is a funny prickly thing. Many grey areas engulf what we believe and process of other people. Even knowing people intimately and intrinsically can lead to dire consequences. If I look back on my worst year it would be 2013. A failed marriage, body changes, depression, anger, general fear for my life and a death all culminated in a year I never want to repeat.
From my annis horribilis I did learn a lot about myself. Perhaps a given to some or maybe I’m a slow learner but I found out you reep what you sow or be careful what you wish for. Settling for someone you aren’t in love with nor loves you only breeds contempt. Adversity is a harbinger of growth, germination, and gain. No pain no gain as it’s been noted.
Was there an annis horribilis for you and what lesson(s) were learned?
Stay safe stay well ❤️❤️❤️