October 27, 2013

Friday I broke my heart. It’s a very private matter and nothing I want to talk about and, anyway, I’m not in the right frame of mind to spill everything in here and then try to pick up the pieces and I’m afraid that everything I would say about the matter wouldn’t help and would never bring about any kind of resolution.

But the end result of this Friday night in floods of tears is that I woke up Saturday morning with barely 5 hours of sleep and the Dixie Chicks concert in the evening after a full day of work and running around. Still, we must be brave and gather our best Dunkirk Spirit and carry on.

So, after supper, I put on my cowboy boots and some red lipstick and Chloe and I headed downtown, via seabus and sky train, to the concert. We walked into Roger’s arena and felt the Girl Power!

There were grandmas with their tween granddaughters, mothers and daughters of all ages, girlfriends, husbands and wives, couples and friends of every description. We loved it.

(photos gently borrowed and collaged from photos in this morning’s news paper)

The Dixie Chicks came on stage to absolute thunder. I haven’t seen our arena so packed and, with over 18K seats, I think maybe three seats were empty, and that was probably because the people who bought those tickets were abducted by aliens. It was that full.

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C and I loved being there to pieces and, especially loved the power of the folks around us. We sang along to every song that we knew, and although it’s damn near impossible to drown out Natalie Maines’ beautiful, powerful voice, the audience did give it a good try!

Here are a couple of photos of C in the stage light. (no special effects on my part) 🙂

But the thing that made the evening special is that I managed to calm myself down and get to a place of Zen tranquility, despite a broken heart. And do you know how? It was all to do with mine and Robert’s phone calls Friday night and Saturday morning. He’s so patient with me. He’s so loving and kind and understanding and brings me such peace and clarity. I’m such a lucky girl to have him beside me in my life.

I was waiting for this song to be played. I especially love it because it came straight into my head just after our conversation.

Thank you Robbie; love you.

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My ears are still ringing and I can hear the music in my head!

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  • Reply vastlycurious.com October 27, 2013 at 6:58 am

    I am so sorry you are having troubles . The two of you looked GREAT together and she is part of the importance and purpose of your life. Give her another HUG 🙂

  • Reply Christie October 27, 2013 at 7:00 am

    I’m so sorry for your pain….Wishing you a peaceful day….

  • Reply Martha October 27, 2013 at 7:15 am

    Veronica: You will be in my prayers today. Hugs, Martha PS – Your and your daughter look wonderful.

  • Reply joanne October 27, 2013 at 8:02 am

    I hope your heart heals, and is helped to heal by those who love you!
    You and your daughter look great together – what a night you both had!!

    • Reply Veronica October 28, 2013 at 7:23 pm

      Hugs right back to you Joanne. It was a great night for us. 🙂

  • Reply Lynne October 27, 2013 at 9:10 am

    A perfect night to begin the reparation of a broken heart.
    I hope your heart was lifted to it’s lighter state, if only for a moment.
    Take care, Veronica.

    • Reply Veronica October 28, 2013 at 7:21 pm

      Absolutely Lynn. It was a fantastic night and C and I sang along to all the songs and I forgot about all my troubles for a while, and now I feel better and think that this will all sort itself out in time. 🙂

  • Reply Dewena Callis October 27, 2013 at 9:39 am

    I’m so sorry that you were sad and hurt. I wish you the peace and silence of Nathalie’s poignant song and the continued love of family and friends and home.

    • Reply Veronica October 28, 2013 at 7:20 pm

      Dewena, thank you so much. Your lovely words mean a lot to me. Hugs 🙂

  • Reply Daryl October 27, 2013 at 11:26 am

    glad robert was able to help you find comfort .. i adore the dixie chicks … are they on tour to promote a new album? must go to itunes and see!

    • Reply Veronica October 28, 2013 at 7:19 pm

      I don’t think so Daryl. They did all loved, old songs since 2001 or so. Also talked about their controversies, families and other news and their tour was called Long Time Gone.

  • Reply dianecayton October 27, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Wishing you a mended heart…. xox

    • Reply Veronica October 28, 2013 at 7:17 pm

      Thank you so much my friend. It’ll all sort itself out in time. 🙂

  • Reply Ida P. Krause October 27, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Oh so sorry to hear you’ve had a rough time. Remember broken hearts can be mended. So thankful you had a wonderful time at the concert and a special person in your life to help you keep things in focus.

    • Reply Veronica October 28, 2013 at 7:14 pm

      I know Ida and thank you for the reminder. I’m sure things will sort themselves out in time. 🙂

  • Reply hula~la October 27, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Peace be with you! You are not alone! Aloha

    • Reply Veronica October 28, 2013 at 7:13 pm

      Thank you Hula-la, you’re a sweet sweetie. 🙂

  • Reply Sara v October 28, 2013 at 8:17 am

    So glad that you had some thunder, music, love and red lipstick to pull you through. Broken hearts are tough to just “tough out.” Sending love and hugs 🙂

    • Reply Veronica October 28, 2013 at 7:11 pm

      Grabbing all the love and hugs, especially from you my friend. 🙂

  • Reply Jeannine Bergers Everett October 29, 2013 at 3:36 am

    I hope your beautiful heart finds joy soon. 🙂

  • Reply Terri October 30, 2013 at 11:32 am

    You did such a loving thing for yourself! Yay! Music is a balm for a broken heart. It will not mend it, but it is very comforting to the heart. May you find clarity and balance around this recent experience.

    • Reply Veronica October 31, 2013 at 3:19 pm

      Thank you Terri. I think you’re right. Hugs back to you. 🙂

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