Picture of Janie

Picture of Janie

Monday, July 4, 2011


Juliet is on her balcony and bids Romeo goodnight with the words, "Parting is such sweet sorrow." This phrase is such an oxymoron that combines contradictory ideas of pleasure and pain.

I would imagine that Juliet's heart longs for the following day to see her
Romeo, and that is why she can use the words, "sweet sorrow."

For myself there is no tomorrow, and yes this does bring my heart sadness. However, the sweetness of the farewell is that I have been strong enough this time to do the "parting," and to not hang on by that thread of false hope that things will change.

I believe by writing these words down they will be a declaration that I have done the right and loving thing for myself.


  1. loving you two girls xoxo.

  2. Janie, somehow I overlooked this post. I apologize for that, but I'm reading it now. I am sending you a huge, sunshine hug and a smile for this step you took. I realize time has passed since you first wrote this article, so you've had time to process the emotions and know that you did the right thing. I hope that is how you're feeling, at least. You are stronger and more wise than you realize, my amazing sister-mama-friend! This is one more Life Stripe that paints your cloak with more beauty. Well done, Janie-girl! I love you. <3

    - Dawnie