Show me a garden that’s bursting into life…

This song by Snow Patrol came on the radio on a morning that I had a long drive across LA last week. Though I’m not typically one to become enchanted with popular songs, the lyrics of this one just hit me, as I realized how they expressed much of my emotional confusion from the past few weeks. In particular, I thought of the ways friends embraced and supported me while I felt so insecure in the days after John left me.  A huge thank you to all of who have taken time out of your lives (the long talks, the letters, the poems, the soaks in hot tubs, the care packages, the strolls through the garden, the hours spent at my side) and who have simply cared about mine.  You are all so beautiful and generous…

I need your grace
To remind me
To find my own…
Forget what we’re told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that’s bursting into life

2 thoughts on “Show me a garden that’s bursting into life…

  1. Elissa

    We all do it because YOU have been so beautiful and generous with your own life, Jana: both by sharing it with us here on your blog and in other personal ways. (I’ll admit I never paid attention to this song before–it is really moving and brought me to tears in this context). Much love to you!

  2. Jana


    Because, for the past 6 months, John’s repeatedly told me that he simply didn’t “have time” for me or for things that were important to me, it seems an especially generous gift that you have all made time for me in your lives! That you’ve done this during the very busiest time of the year (and for you especially), is such an enormous gift. Words just aren’t enough.

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