Thursday, February 18, 2010
Don't Box Them In
Their needs change.
People, birds, dogs, cats, all finite and limited, share times together and leave each other enriched somehow. We grieve, we feel injured and forlorn when a beloved pet passes, when a friend leaves, when a parent dies. We may be the only living beings mourning other living beings.
Even when we know that a friend is on a journey, we miss him/her. Something in us needs those connections to remain intact.
We paint, we write, we built cages and boxes to keep our memories alive.
In the last few weeks some blog mates have left blogland and I miss them already. Something in each of them added to my understanding and appreciation of the world. Their words, their pictures, their life stories, their creative work added to the meal of each day, the sunshine that warms me.
I shall miss Erin's poetry. I wish her well on her journey. She deserves much success and more appreciation. May her star shine brightly.
I will look for her comet to return.