I'm filled with forlorn and longing after reading this piece Renee. It makes me feel raw and human. Thank you for sharing this heartbreaking narrative with us.
It is something that is hard to think about. I can say for myself, everytime I have had to say goodbye- in a hospital room with a nurse nearby, at the veterinarian's office, or even at my own home with a vet doing a home visit- the presence of someone I don't know well has silenced me. No kitty ditties for my kitty who is leaving me, despite easily singing those almost every day to my kitties. No thank yous or I love yous to the person on the way out. Each time I say next time will be different. I hope I do not get so many chances to practice that I prefect the good bye.
Having long pondered the goodbyes I had to make last year to loved ones, this struck a chord and brought tears to my eyes. As Swarnali says, "I'm filled with forlorn and longing." Indeed—because no matter how we nurture our goodbyes from a place of love and compassion, it never seems enough. Thank you for sharing your thought-provoking words.
That was beautiful to listen to. I definitely got lost for a moment <3
Memory plays such an important role in grief. What a beautiful and sad story. You capture the thrill and pains of loss so well. I always enjoy reading your work, Renee!
SUPERB- I can see the parents on the dock and the emotions we all feel at one time. It is not to be escaped. How to deal with this life is a question we all struggle with. I love this story. Going to my sketchbook.