Funny how time slips away…

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   It was a year ago that my good friend Harry lost his wife.  Well, that’s an odd term we use….he knew where she was, he didn’t lose her;  her body finally decided that it had enough and decided to return to its spirit form.  We use all these platitudes to try and keep the pain at bay…”passed on”…”with the angels”…”in a better place”.  But really none of it addresses the fact that when some one who has been so much a part of our lives, a constant like the North Star, when that is ripped from us we are adrift in a whole sea of pain. No pretty words will erase that.  Many get lost themselves in behavior that while it is intended to fix the problem only makes it worse.  In the end we realize that the only thing we can do is wade through the pain, feel what we are supposed to and just get on with life, whatever is left of it.  When we are  in the middle of it we don’t want to hear that we will be stronger, or better, or anything that might be an improvement in our lives.  We only want oblivion.
Now having said all that dark stuff I feel I need to tell the other side.   Barb leaving Harry for “the next big adventure” was horrid and gut-wrenching, no doubt.  But after a year I see a great guy who has a renewed appreciation for life, children and grand children. Not to say that he didn’t see all this before but in a way it’s sort of like taking off your glasses and cleaning them. Things are a bit more clear.  A bit more bright because we are forced to realize how fleeting life is and how we need to cherish every bit of it.  So in my own way I want to salute this great guy who has waded through the pain (still is) and is not running from life but living every bit as fully as he can.

Author: K.L.Richardson

As a child I loved fantasy play, reading about and creating a world that was eons away from the present. for a brief time as an adult I had to "grow up" and attend to duties as a wife and mother. Now the children are grown, the husband gone and it is time for me. I have once again entered that fantasy world to write and create for myself and others if they choose to partake of the fantasy.

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