Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The more things change

“Age has no reality except in the physical world. The essence of a human being is resistant to the passage of time. Our inner lives are eternal, which is to say that our spirits remain as youthful and vigorous as when we were in full bloom.” 

― Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera


And yet I wish I had this day back when my mother was still up and around in her own home in St. Lucia and dispensing her particular brand of gentle wisdom. She was 90 then. Now she will be 93 in two months and cannot move from sitting or lying down unaided. I thought she was frail when I took this photograph. I had no idea. And yet, her spirit remains in full bloom, stirring in her one good eye as she looks at you, her essence eternal and intact. I'm looking forward to being with her again. Three more days.




8 comments:

  1. Beautiful quote and photograph.

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    1. Thank you, A. I love that photo even though it makes me a little melancholy.

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  2. And when that day comes, the beautiful relationship that you share now will be the perfect relationship that the Father has always intended. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  3. Absolutely. May you two share and bask in each other's full-blown spirits.

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    1. Ms. Moon, we will indeed. I'm going to read to her all week, the way you read to Mr. Moon when you're on long drives together!

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  4. So beautiful, the quote, the photo, your words. May you both enjoy a loving visit together. I know so well how precious and bittersweet these visits are, and how hard the distance is for you both. I'll be thinking of you, and imagining you both there in such a beautiful place, together, so rich with love and respect. Hugs to you, my friend, and safe travels.

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    1. Mel, i know you understand. thank you, friend.

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