Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Closing the Door Behind You

There was a chill in the air and the leaves fell was we crawled up the drive to the crematorium, if they hadn't have been recognisable as leaves you would have thought they were snow flakes, they were beautiful dancing down from the trees to gently meet the ground. 

The last time we went there had been a frost and the snow had just cleared.  This time, nine months later, it was a quintessentially autumnal day.  Today is All Soul's Day today or 'Día de los Muertos'.
Papà carried you in his arms into the crematorium, I walked next to you both.  We cried and we said goodbye again.  

There was nothing to fear from today because you are already gone and the worse has already happened.

Today we walked through the door of this year and all of the mess that came with it and out the other side.  This time I closed it, slammed it shut, and turned the key in the lock. That's what I failed to do last time, that mistake won't happen again.  This is the end of the chapter. 

Together we push forward because tomorrow starts a new one.

2 comments:

bjarnason family said...

My heart is with you today. All my love....

Catherine W said...

You and your family, especially your dear Gabriele, have been in my thoughts today.

Sending you hope and strength for tomorrow xo

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