Friday, April 11, 2014
THE THING WITH DEATH
Next week it will be a year since our Mommy has left us.
We are planning a gathering for us to be together at
one of Mommy's favorite places, the Casino.
Each of us just a tad afraid to be alone on that day.
Something happened when Mommy died.
I for the first time in a long time,
I wondered what exactly happens when your time here
on EArth is done. Last night I began to read a new book,
THE STORYTELLER by Jodi Picoult
I love this author, her way of adding into her story line
something that is present in today's world. She
puts a spin on her writings that catches you in the end
to be surprised. Last night, however, I read this paragraph
by Ms. Picoult:
"…I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS ABOUT DEATH
THAT MAKES IT SO HARD. I SUPPOSE
IT'S THE ONE-SIDED COMMUNICATION;
THE FACT THAT WE NEVER GET TO ASK OUR
LOVED ONE IF SHE SUFFERED, IS SHE IS HAPPY
WHEREVER SHE IS NOW… IF SHE IS
SOMEWHERE. IT'S THE QUESTION MARK
THAT COMES WITH DEATH THAT WE CAN'T FACE,
NOT THE PERIOD…"
"…DO WE GRIEVE BECAUSE THE PERSON WE LOST WAS
SUCH A LIGHT IN THE WORLD? OR DO WE GRIEVE
BECAUSE OF WHO HE WAS TO US?"
Lots to think of right there in one Fiction novel, huh?
So we, next week, will gather at our Mommy's favorite place,
a casino and enjoy each other as we always do when together.