We picked up my sister’s ashes today. I was surprised at how heavy they were. They’re in a plain box for now, under a glass star and a collection of her crystals.
After three consecutive days at the apartment and an afternoon at the shelter to surrender Noreen’s cat, tomorrow will be a day for other things.
I’m reading the newest James Lee Burke, an author my sister turned me onto, so in a minor way it feels like connection.
At her apartment, I keep finding little papers here and there that seem to be messages.
The dolphin card found under her tools and a decades-old teaching notebook found open to words she might’ve said to me last month, “Take note of your judgmental qualities — please assess and evaluate.”
If you don’t hear from me for a while, it may be because my blog has used up its allotted space, whatever that means.
Hope you have the chance to take a well-deserved break and rest tomorrow, after what sounds like a stressful weekend.
There is just no easy way around any of this .. every step is a mix of emotions that toss feelings around like clothes in a dryer. Your feelings put into words being shared are nothing short of amazing. Sending mindful Blessings.
The heaviness is unexpected. Her crystals are beautiful. I’m glad you’re having a day for yourself.
Glad you’ve accomplished so much already with this task filled with emotions. I think Michelle got the space used up message before. I also have no idea what it means…nor do I understand what all I’ve had going in goggle plus (which seems to be going away) and I’m lost as to what is happening with blogger too! lol Will I even have a blog soon? If you do indeed have time away, enjoy!
Sending love you way, dear Dee. Wish I could help decipher the blog storage issue. Most likely, a paid plan will have more storage (aint that always the case!)
Yeah. I thought it might be time to pony up. It’s been ten years, after all.
Never ends, does it? Our personal work on ourselves just keeps on keeping on. Meanwhile, may I offer this bit of encouragement in an interview with Gloria Steinem (a candid truth teller like you): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icx9KAnDJ48
Thank you for that, Michelle. I watched it in its entirety first thing this morning. I was surprised by her emphasis early in the interview on the importance of storytelling.