Wednesday, May 26, 2010

My Muchness

From Alice in Wonderland:

The Mad Hatter: "You're not the same as you were before. You were much more... 'muchier'. You've lost your 'muchness'."

My muchness. My essence. My me.

In losing Craig I lost my muchness.

Every day I have felt it missing. My sparkle, my energy, my happiness. The things that make me laugh, the things I love, the things that give me hope - they are as invisible as I am now.

But today, for the first time in 10 weeks, I felt a tiny glimmer of my old self.

I woke up and smiled.

I remembered there are still good things in the world.

I thought, maybe, just maybe, one day a long, long time from now, I can be happy again.

There is still hope. However frail and small, it is there, winking at me.

I am reclaiming my muchness.

One little piece at a time.


  1. 'You' make me smile :) I am happy for your gradually returning muchness.

  2. You're a beautiful writer Emily. Thanks for your openness and your hope.

  3. We love you Emily--no matter how much muchness you may or may not have.

    Lydia Cossette

  4. You have a beautiful way of expressing some of the most difficult things. Thank you for doing it.