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Archives for February 2010
Last night, YaYa crawled into bed beside me. My computer was busy downloading The Time Traveler’s Wife as I tidied up a few entries. YaYa asked me to read my post from March 21st, 2007. There are two: one before death, and one after. After I finished, he asked me to read the post from March 21st, 2008. And then…he asked me to describe the final minutes of his dad’s life.
As you might imagine, there was a bit of discussion that followed. Time and tears got the best of us and I did not watch the movie last night.
I began watching the movie today. Yes, on this gorgeous day, I watched segments of the movie between breakfast and church, shopping and laundry. I must say, I’ve there has been a lot of tears shed in the process. Like many of the movies I see, I bring a different perspective to the experience. For the 3rd time today, I stop the movie and let my mind process the thoughts it has provoked.
Think about what it would be like to know your future: to know that someone you love more than anything in the world was going to die, or to know that you were going to die. Can you imagine? [Read more…]
After an exceptionally windy night, the sidewalks and streets have been littered by these little balls. Beware! They’ll quickly put an end to a good run.
I stopped by to see my friend, C’ile today. The two of us had a real heart-to-heart on losing loved ones, and the finding the courage to love again. We compared notes on misdiagnoses and fighting for treatment, on unanswered questions and unresolved anger. We talked about the awkwardness of the first kisses and the magic of the 2nd and 3rd. We talked love making and wedding dresses.
We laughed and we cried. And we made plans to do it all again real soon.
You may remember that our house alarm likes to notify the entire neighborhood anytime my house fills with smoke. It also notifies the alarm company who in turn calls me to inquire on the status of my house.
So tonight, while cooking dinner, Bill from my alarm company called to see what was going on in my neck of the woods. I’m not sure why, but he wasn’t all that keen on accepting my invite for dinner. I honestly don’t know why he wasn’t interested; I told him it was smokin’ hot.