Saturday, February 16, 2013

Bus Ride

I am on a bus to Washington DC to see my Aunt Maisy who may be actively dying. My cousin was on the phone weeping last night so I said, "I'm coming." She said softly and simply, "Thank you," so I know it was the right thing. Knowing that my cousins may be losing their mother soon has me sad, of course it does, but the feeling that is most salient at this moment is the overwhelming privilege of having been able to know and love and be loved by such a soul as my Aunt Maisy. So you may not want to read this sadness today or some day not too long from now but this is what I need to write as I sit here on this bus today, grateful I will get to kiss her cheek a few more times.

11 comments:

  1. Yes. You are doing the exact right thing. Life IS sad very often. Period. The end.
    There is joy, too. It is good to remember that, even in the sadness.

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  2. I'm glad you are going, Angella, and I bet your mother is, too.

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  3. Travel safely. We'll keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
    Jan

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  4. Prayers and love being sent your way. It is in the writer's soul to write about what is going on in their lives. Continue to write your truth.

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  5. I'm glad you are able to go and be with your aunt and cousins. It doesn't depress me to read it.

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  6. Sadness is inevitable and not a bad thing; and a life deserves to be passed surrounded by those we have loved and helped mold. Go in peace, both you and your aunt.

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  7. sorry if this is a duplicate; not sure if my comment went through.

    i can see you, rolling along. the bus is the best way to travel to the sad and difficult way stations of life. i wish peace for you, peace for aunt maisy.

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  8. I wish I were riding alongside of you and am grateful to do so, in a virtual way of course, right here. Bon voyage and love to you and your family on this journey.

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  9. I'm glad you're able to make this trip, though I'm sorry it's under these circumstances. As some of the others said above, you're a writer, and we want to hear about your life -- the good and bad, the sad and happy.

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  10. love to you all and may your partings be beautiful.
    life is suffering and joy, there is no escaping it.
    love,
    yo

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  11. I'm sorry. I hope you're able to say good byes and share love and memories with her and your cousins. What a hard time. You're in my thoughts. Many hugs.

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