Backlit

Having a loved one receiving “comfort care” is like being stoned—minus the munchies. Sometimes I forget and become absorbed or distracted or caught up in mindless routine but, mostly, my life glows, now, as if backlit. Ever aware that someone I love approaches death has imbued everything around me with such wonder, such preciousness, such gratitude!

Which, not for the first time, brings me to that wonderful moment at the end of “Our Town”:

“EMILY: “Does anyone ever realize life while they live it…every, every minute?”

STAGE MANAGER: “No. Saints and poets maybe…they do some.”
Thornton Wilder, Our Town

Saints and poets, maybe—and those whose loved ones approach death.

One thought on “Backlit

  1. Dearest Patricia,

    Well, hello, there, my sistah, Patricia! AWWW, oh, how I’ve been longing for, yearning for, so wanting to respond much sooner than this to all of your very salient, succinct, and cogent blog post articles. My silly physical disabilities have kept me from being able to respond with my comments the way I so love to do. I’d so much rather do a much longer, more detailed and thorough response but I don’t want to not write anything at all so I’m doing a shorter summary, my darling friend, Patricia. what a very engaging and endearing sharing here as you share on your sweet process mourning the upcoming passing on of your darling Loved One. Sister, you’ve masterfully used here the very apt quote from Thornton Wilder’s, OurTown. I remember very delightfully you’ve used awesome quotes from Thornton Wilder’s, Our Town before, sisterfriend. I love that you’ve revisited this again-and what great fun here, too!What a very outstanding blog post article in all of its grand entirety to the very heights of perfection, Patricia! What a sheer joy and blessing and such fantastic fun for me to eagerly read your cool writings and to happily respond with my comments! Sistahfriend, YOU ARE my very joy and blessing and my very life’s and eternal joy and blessing!!!!!!😃❤ Spirit so so very much loves and cherishes YOU, Patricia, and SO DO I!!!!😊❤!!!!! YOURS FOR ALWAYS soul sistahfriend Christian black woman Sherry Gordon in Iowa City, Iowa 😊❤

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