Monday, July 30, 2012

A Rose for Grief


I lost a cousin this week to cancer.  It had been many years since I'd seen Jason but his uniqueness, his passion and his perspective will remain well honored in my memory.



As cousins grow they sometimes drift off in their own direction and we loose contact, but the connections are somehow never severed.

 

The distance between me and my homeland is vast at times like this, so I can do little more than send my love and heart across the ocean to my family back home.


I dedicate this twinkling rose to my Aunt Gillian who is grieving the loss of her second child to cancer, and to her two surviving children, Alinta and Adam, with families of their own.  Their brother was loved, by none more than his son.  A young child who will grow up without his father.


It's a melancholy day as I wrap my own children in my arms with insurmountable gratitude for everything they are, and I think of my own siblings and wish we were all together on the same continent.


Never forget to tell them that you love them.

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