Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A new year

Waving Hello to my new followers and those who have hung in with me over the past year here. I'm glad to say that little beams of sunshine are making their way through the sadness, finally. What's that famous quote, something about the "one thing I know about life"???

Oh, I just looked it up and found the quote ...

“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
~Robert Burns

Gosh, what a journey grief is. And to be the last person still here in your immediate family! It is an alone-ness so very deep.

Heavens! What a roller coaster of emotions it all is.

On Sunday the hubby and I saw yet another production of "Our Town", which we both love so much. And if you know the play, you know it's all about love and family and death. Emily's monologue always reduces me to a weeping mess ...

"Good-bye, Good-bye world. Good-bye, Grover's Corners ... Mama and Papa. Good-bye to clocks ticking ... and Mama's sunflowers. And food and coffee. And new ironed dresses and hot baths ... and sleeping and waking up. Oh, earth, you are too wonderful for anybody to realize you. Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it -- every, every minute?"

Wouldn't that be something to really and truly be engaged in life?! To not sweat the small stuff, to not even let the petty into our lives. But to live mindfully and meaningfully and cherish the moments of our lives ...

1 comment:

  1. A New Year, thankfully. Like a clean slate or a new born. No dirt no grime, time is an inevitable cache of specks that pile up over "time".

    I'm always thankful for the passing of it, especially when losing someone you love. I like it because it is like a cushion to lesson the blows of harsh reality that hurt. But what generally surfaces is the memories and 9 times out of 10 they are always the positive ones.
    I'm glad the light is shining through for you, bits at a time. Grief should never be rushed.

    Take care.