I must say that the Free State is really beautiful and so is driving through the Karoo enjoying vast open spaces and wide open skies. A feast for the camera and if we had been together I am sure I would still have been taking photographs on the way (I limited my stops to garages as instructed while praying that the sky would be just as awesome next time I drive this road with my bodyguard).
Interesting question and I am not the first to ask it "Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." Alfred Lord Tennyson in 1850 penned as a memorial to Arthur Henry Hallam and I am sure he was not the first to ponder this question,
I hold it true, whate'er befall;
A thoughtless comment this week that I heard in response to hearing that someone had lost a child was, "At least they have other children." How can anyone think that you divide your heart up into sections like a cake and award it to those you love? Parents love all their children 100% it doesn't matter how many you have the pain is as deep as if you lost your everything.
Anyway I am here half way to my destination and not sure what tomorrow's drive (or reflection) will bring, but I know that everyone's journey is different - we are all here to learn lessons unique to us. Whatever the road may hold with its twists and turns, valleys and peaks, I know without a doubt that I will not only survive - I will thrive.......because I have faith, I am loved, and I love whole heartedly.