“Someday you will be faced with the reality of loss. And as life goes on, days rolling into nights, it will become clear that you never really stop missing someone special who’s gone, you just learn to live around the gaping hole of their absence. When you lose someone you can’t imagine living without, your heart breaks wide open, and the bad news is you never completely get over the loss. You will never forget them. However, in a backwards way, this is also the good news. They will live on in the warmth of your broken heart that doesn’t fully heal back up, and you will continue to grow and experience life, even with your wound. It’s like badly breaking an ankle that never heals perfectly, and that still hurts when you dance, but you dance anyway with a slight limp, and this limp just adds to the depth of your performance and the authenticity of your character. The people you lose remain a part of you. Remember them and always cherish the good moments spent with them.”
We experienced life today. Whether we went grocery shopping,
hunting, or fishing.
Maybe we practiced for a Jazz audition that is looming in the wings for tomorrow.
Whatever we did today, we lived. It may have been simple, or complex.
Maybe we shed a tear.
Happy or Sad,
we lived today.
We did exactly as you would have wanted. We laughed at something that was funny,
and tried to breathe in the cool Autumn air that is rolling in.
We thought of you today.
With a smile.
You will always be a part of who we are.