Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Why is the sky is still blue?

My friend Robb quotes Shakespeare, he sometimes says he needs to, "unpack my heart with words" from Hamlet.  Well, it's a little harder for me to unpack with words and pictures as I tend to do here on my blog.  But I still feel the need to try.

My cousin Suzy passed away today.  She was in a car accident last night.  And my heart is breaking.
Somehow the world continues to spin.  The sky is bright and blue.  Yet I don't even want to go out and take pictures of flowers.  It's surreal.  She was younger than me.  She had a kinder, gentler heart than anyone I knew.  She'd been through a lot of crud, yet still had the strength and love to power through, and go forth to help others.  She'd just gotten a great job at Coburn place, as a social worker helping victims of domestic violence.  And she was So good at it.  She managed to love the hard to love...not just in her work, but in my own family.  And she really was a Gift to all that she knew.

I didn't feel like going around and taking pictures today.  But Sam wanted to play outside after school.  And it was a beautiful day.  And it's a good thing I have these beautiful boys to love and distract me from my sadness.  And Sam seems to have inherited his brother's gift of magical hugs.  So here's the one picture I took today.  My Sams.