“Divorce is just the most awful thing in the world.” – John Denver

You fill up my senses…thus begins one of John Denver’s most treasured offerings, Annie’s Song, a tribute to his wife.

And the marriage did not last

Divorce cuts the legs out from under the past, and amputates the future. It stops stories in mid-phrase, and they’re never to be taken up again.

Divorce turns the past into a road to nowhere, a bridge built in the wilderness that leads to a city that was never built.

Divorce is the most awful thing

(I am only referring to the “irreconcilable differences” kind of divorce…where abuse exists, either physical or emotional, separation and divorce can be lifesaving.)