Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Today is the one-year anniversary

... of the day all the staff of the ministry I had been part of for 14 years were laid off. (I wrote about it here.) Definitely a dark time. Not that the lights are shining so brightly now, but there's been a fair amount of healing.

I recently heard that some time after the demise of our ministry, one of my former co-workers, after getting together for dinner with several others, speculated, 'Is there a certain amount of time that has to be spent talking about this stuff, after something like this happens? What if we are only a quarter of the way through?"

Could be.

3 comments:

Paul Merrill said...

It still hurts. Like a divorce or something.

Marti said...

Yup. I have noticed that the majority of words and images people use to describe that dark time start are brought to us by the letter 'D.'

Divorce
Disintegration
Disaster
Demise
Dissolution
Debacle...

Dave said...

I can also think of a few 'C' words that might fit:
Catastrophe
Cataclysm
Chaos
Crash
Conundrum: a confusing and difficult problem or question
Confusion: a disorderly jumble; a situation of panic; a breakdown of order
Childishness
Craze: an enthusiasm for a particular activity or object that typically appears suddenly and achieves widespread but short-lived popularity
Crisis...