I’m going through one of those “everything happens at once” time periods that include life, death, beauty and pain..
I’m not sure why this happens all in a singular space in time – a month, a week or a day.. but is it something akin to synergy maybe that when one event transfigures your life, another one follows?
All I know is, I’m more thankful for every breath I take, I’m more grateful to every person I love & am more aware of my great God who loves me and sustains me..
All flowers in time bend towards the sun…
Eyes that hold a lifetime of moments
words cannot contain their weight
She walks alone now where once she walked arm in arm, a lightness in her gait
Memories unsaid yet told & retold in the recess of her mind
Years of love and tenderness now history
Will the days ahead be kind?
54 years of marriage held so many memories & joy that one can take.
Years where she smiled, laughed & cried with him
.. now filled with an empty ache
Wrote this for my grand aunt, the first time I saw her after her husband passed away…
They say that there’s a thin line between love & hate; I think anyone close to your heart has the easiest access to cause the worst damage & love can easily turn to hate due to the strength of your feelings. Choice is removed from the equation yet God finds a way to position you in this complex tangled web of love & awkward conversation.
A space where your heart is exposed & vulnerable. A place where one’s worst is accepted, tolerated or forgiven.
Some pages of our story look like Tolstoy’s “War & peace” but underlying all that chaos is an undeniable bond shared between us that transcends time or distance…