Friday, July 11, 2014

Saying Goodbye

Gray light filtered and soft.
Misty rain, cold and damp.
Sadness permeating the air.

The end is near and we all know it.

Halted conversation. 
Hushed voices. 
Laughter that bubbles up, quickly suppressed. 

We all do the two-step of decorum. 

Life goes on, but it doesn't.
Life must be lived in the waiting, but its different. 

It's gray and foggy. 
Wet and Slippery. 

We navigate the path the best we can,
hoping to avoid harsh falls,
sudden drops. 

Rattling breathe.
Drooping head.
A spirit hangin on to a body half gone.
A heart beating on with a soul that wants to rest. 

You've placed music in our souls.
Grown love in our hearts. 

May your soul find peace soon,
to be reunited with loves lost,
to be whole again, to be free. 

I wrote that the night I took my son to say goodbye to my grandpa, his great grandpa. He passed the next day. How we told our kids and navigated the funeral is on Chicago Parent, his sadness is infinitely more heart wrenching than my own grief. 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Everywhere but Here...

I'm here, but not.

I'm writing, real words, torn from the heart, but not here.

Between summer vacation and babies becoming toddlers I am always moving, moving, moving but rarely going anywhere, or so it feel like.

I miss this place of spilled words and shared truths and I am trying to re-prioritize it. Delegate other jobs, let perfectionism slide. The journey to a balanced life is more of a artistic endeavour than that of a walk down a path. You add a little paint here, remove a n addition here, step back and view and see if your work is finished, the masterpiece you expect.

In other places....

I'm apparently crabby as I take on some irritations this week:

At Chicago Parent... Mind Your Manners (I'm talking to the adults...):
The children today will be the adults of tomorrow and they don’t get that way by magic potion that makes them into functioning adults. They get there by being children first. Children who are in public are learning from the adults around them. 
At Little Lake County....why do the suburbs hate the sidewalk?
Maybe America’s obesity epidemic is because we’ve decided that sidewalks are…are what? A safety concern? 

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