Earlier this week, I re-watched "Batman Begins". The post title is a line from the movie. The answer to this question, of course, is "so we can learn to pick ourselves back up again." I think that's where I am today - dusting myself off, straightening my clothes, maybe repairing a few tears in the fabric.
If there is a silver lining to the dark clouds that recently overtook our home, it is the opportunity to discover how wonderful friends can be. I had some lovely texts and messages from friends, expressing their concerns and asking how they could help. I have to confess that my heart filled and the tears flowed as I read them. I am so blessed to have these folks in my life.
I'm feeling a little cautious still, but my sense of humour has returned as the upheaval in my family begins to settle. Wounds will be tended, bruises nursed, and timeout rules will apply until we are all back on an even keel. Even the dogs sense a shift in the energy and are far more relaxed today.
If the weather cooperates, I will likely be outdoors in my garden this evening. I find gardening takes the edge off many of life's issues. If it rains (again!) perhaps I'll break out the rope and try and learn a few more knots.
Time to go back to work.