Tag: loss

Blossoms’ Cheer

We had to put down our 17 year old cat two days ago. I haven’t been able to see straight ever since. I feel shaky. Kind of lost. “It was just a cat” are the words I think I see when people find out what our week was like. Pain is pain. Period. Of course,…

Mud Pie Moments

Look at that face, the serious one. I was doing it then and I’m doing it now, analyzing something. On that day dad caught me in thought; now, I’m thinking about my original, immediate family. We were four, but we’ve been three for some time. Dad always had the camera, but he didn’t simply take…

The Riverwalk

I grew up three blocks from here, near the fast-paced, cool waters of the Clackamas river. That isn’t quite true; they aren’t cool, they are dangerously, deceptively cold. Someone drowned near here a few days ago, again. This one was 21. We took a walk yesterday–my mother, my daughter, and I–above the river, about mid-day.…

Hope Springs

Don’t turn away; Keep your gaze on the bandaged place. This is where the light enters you. ~ Rumi I post once again with a very heavy heart in honor of our dear friends, the family whose son took his life last weekend. Days later their daughter tried to take hers. She was unsuccessful. Through…

Cherished

Friendship is a simple thing, and yet complicated; friendship is on the surface, something natural, something taken for granted, and yet underneath one could find worlds.Β Β  ~ Jamaica Kincaid Sisters and friends. Never forget those who make you smile.

Am I Getting Older?

I am saddened by the recent passing of my college roommate. Last I heard she was in remission. I thought we had time. Remission is scary, misleading. She passed away in July, and I attended a family memorial two weeks ago. Nasty, damn cancer. ******************** When she told me last year of her diagnosis, I…