Take time to be quiet,
Take time to walk in nature.
Take time to be with your loved ones,
Take time to be kind….
My neighbor died the other day. She was very brave thru out her 5 years with stage 4 Ovarian cancer. In January her blood transfusions weren’t working any longer so she knew it was time. She did have hospice come in and I’m sure they were a big help to her husband. Leslye was only 67. She had been an avid horsewoman, a health food nut, hiker, and probably a lot more things than I know. In fact, we weren’t really close but we had known them(her and her husband) since the 70’s and when we moved here 23 years ago they became our neighbors. It’s been somewhat depressing even though I am philosophical about it, none the less the reality of her going is still raw.
It’s raining today and it feels right. Kinda gloomy and dark. Matches how I feel. I know she did so many things in these last 5 years. They went to Hawaii twice, traveled and much more. She also did the ‘death decluttering’ getting rid of her kyacks, horse, Johnny, bikes, clothes and made amends with her 2 children. She really died in a dignified way and conscious right to the end.
Well, I will let myself feel sad and then it’ll be another day.