I just arrived home after spending 2+ hours at the cemetery. I have never done that before. At the stage I am in can't beat people watching at the cemetery!!! I wondered what the elderly man had in his mind as he sat in his folding chair, suit and tie on and just being. I wondered what was in the mind of the young man who drove up in a chopper, knelt down in front of a grave stone, lit a smoke and then rode off, I wanted to ask the lady I offered tissue to what she missed the most about her loved one and I couldn't help but wonder the background of a middle age couple who drove up, could not find the site and finally settled on this is the spot. After they left I walked over and looked, there was NO grave there. Don't know!!! Some of the things I thought about while I sat there:
- What should I do June 1st, our 42 wedding anniversary?
- What will I feel like the day I see the monument up?
- There is a tiny, almost dead tree near Gail, should I ask to replace it?
- What did we do a year ago today and then I thought I could look it up.
- As I walked around many areas today I noticed that many people died younger than Gail
- I could not get Gail's face out of my mind
I did see Buddy, a former student of mine, on the way home. I stopped and asked him how he was. The last time I saw him he came to my house to tell me that his mother had brain cancer. Buddy said his mother died about a month ago. Buddy is challenged in some ways so I asked him if he had enough help and he said he did. I am guessing his mother was about 55 or so.
I need to get outside to water the sod. I will do that once a day and decided that I would do it in the afternoon so need to do that soon.
From did I tell you?
Did I tell you to laugh, to dance, to sing. There is a lot in life that is hard, but take it as it comes and find the good.....and make time to dance. Did I tell you to be creative to explore the seed within you. Find your creative spirit and let it grow.
Enough for today.