The beautiful Lake Gairloch.
"After my marriage fell apart I was low for a long time. I spent a few years moving through various stages of a sort of grief. Not grief for my marriage if I'm honest. Or grief for the pain of my wife. No, nothing so noble. It was grief for myself, for my own life, and my own ability to love. I wanted to get better. I wanted to get better for me. I put it all together in my head as guilt, I wanted to believe that I was heart broken over breaking her heart, but I was just scared. Scared once again that, just like I had feared before she ever came along, that love was not for me. 'I thought love was only true in fairy tales, then for someone else but not for me'. If you can't love though, it's a lot harder to feel pain. Anyway, I thought I had got through all this, and I met someone new. I was dancing on rainbows again. Then we hit a few stumbling blocks, and I fell apart.
Eilean Donan Castle.
My emotional mind is like an old manor house. Long ago some of the biggest rooms became cluttered and messy, I looked at them and couldn't fathom how I'd sort them all out. So I turned of the lights and I locked the doors. After a while I convinced myself that I'd solved the problems of those rooms, that I'd cleaned my house. But meeting her, it opened those doors, and it turned on those lights. And you realize that the mess is all still there. You'd hidden those rooms away, and now you're finding out you need to live in them. So I ran away. I closed the doors, I turned off the lights and I shivered in the corridor for a while. That's when I came to Gairloch. I'd say as a place to run away from your past, your present, and all your potential painful futures, it's beautiful and perfect."
Looking pretty good eh?
And that's just a couple of our local characters! Visit Gairloch today and you can meet all of them.
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