Here is today’s prompt, courtesy of Kelley Rose, for Free Write Friday:
” … what was that pivotal moment for you [in your life], and most importantly, how did it change you?”
Interestingly, I addressed this at great length in my last post ~ A Life Unravelled.
If I have to zero in on one life changing moment in my recent history, however, I guess it would be this.
A war-torn urban landscape
Potholed and Bullet-ridden.
Of blasted buildings.
I can’t look, yet
Of panic and pain.
Drafts me. Terrors
Revealed by another’s
Much like the great city,
Rebuild I must.
Peace with my
Heal my own
The broken city that forced me to face my broken self. A catalyst for positive change in my life.
One week in February 2009, amongst the physical and emotional scars of the war torn. Evidence of the Siege of Sarajevo everywhere to be seen.
Panic attacks the reverberations of my own inner battles rising to the surface; stating cases I could no longer ignore.
Buoyed by the spirit and quiet strength of the citizens of that ancient city, and with professional help, I rise to the challenge of reclaiming my life.
Thank you, Sarajevo.
Thanks for visiting …
©Dorothy Chiotti, Aimwell CreativeWorks 2013
4 thoughts on “#FWF: Life Changers … My Sarajevo”
well spoken, heart wrenching, honest. Thank you so much Dorothy, a fine contribution
Thank, Kelley. 🙂
Whoa. Quite a powerful piece. Vivid with imagery of the war inside yourself. Glad you have walked the healing path.
Yes, quite a journey. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. 🙂