The Single Woman’s Dash of Sass: Relationships May Pass, But the Lessons Last
Quote of the Day:
“I’ve heard it said that people come into our lives for a reason, bringing something we must learn. And we are led to those who help us most to grow…if we let them, and we help them in return. Well, I don’t know if I believe that’s true…But I know I’m who I am today because I knew you. Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better? But because I knew you…I have been changed for good.” ~From the musical, Wicked
The Single Woman Says:
There are people who come into our lives and wreak havoc on life as we know it…break our hearts…tear apart our lives from top to bottom…shake, rattle, and roll us awake…force us to grow…make us long for something more…leave us questioning everything we’ve known before…hurt us, challenge us, confuse us, stir us, rattle us, enlighten us, motivate us, refine us, and CHANGE us.
These people are called SOULMATES, and the lessons they bring with them stick around long after they leave.
Be grateful for these soulmate encounters, even if ultimately, your paths diverge; because once the dust has settled…a different, better version of you will emerge.
Two days ago I read a book called Les Russkoffs by François Cavanna that broke my heart (It’s written in french but maybe it was translate somewhere)
It’s a very deep, moving and simple testimony from the second world war from someone who has been forced to come in Berlin and work between the daily bomb drops.
This part of his life was really rough, and the daily war scenes were so awful to read, but beyond that, I was moved because this book is also the most beautiful love story I’ve ever read.
The author met a very nice and generous russian girl and they naturally fell in love with each other. And thanks to it they survived to very rough times. It was incredible to see how much they were happy in such hard times. It wasn’t cheesy, passionate or anything it was just a simple and natural true love with a very deep complicity and friendship.
But one day as the author was gone for a while she has been taken away by some militaries. When he came back, the author was deeply affraid, he started to look for her all around the country, he was unable to sleep and eat.
I was as desperate as him, what he wrote was so heart breaking, I mean… at one moment he wrote that he had to kill a rabbit because he didn’t have anything to eat. He hates hurting animals and so do I, then he wrote “at this moment I knew that this rabbit was my friend. And I just killed my friend. I also knew that I’ll never get her back”.
I started to cry so hard and I couldn’t help myself during an hour.
After more than one month he gave up and went back home. Later he knew that his love was searching for him as hard as he did, they could have met in a place he stayed during a while before leaving.
They were so unlucky, it was like everything didn’t want them to see each other again. From this moment my head was full of what ifs. What if he never let her alone? What if they could have met again? etc…
I seriously wanted them to have children and be happy forever.
But now I think.. maybe destiny didn’t want them to be together anymore, maybe they were not meant to be at the end of the war, maybe they just needed each other for this moment and then let it go.
Maybe they were just soulmate encounters…
It’s very hard to accept, it’s very hard to be sure that happy ending was impossible. But I really needed to put words on my thoughts tonight. I also really wish you to read this book if you can.
PS : sorry for my bad english, I’m french and it’s almost 3 a.m right now
Thank you for this one. It’s very nice. I’m so thankful in everything you right on your blog. it inspires me a lot 🙂
how can someone who hurts u so badly be a soulmate?