Saturday, March 21, 2009

Remembrance (080/365)

2009 03 21 IMG_2309 
"The last night that she lived,
It was a common night,
Except the dying; this to us
Made nature different.

We noticed smallest things, --
Things overlooked before,
By this great light upon our minds
Italicized, as 't were.

That others could exist
While she must finish quite,
A jealousy for her arose
So nearly infinite.

We waited while she passed;
It was a narrow time,
Too jostled were our souls to speak,
At length the notice came.

She mentioned, and forgot;
Then lightly as a reed
Bent to the water, shivered scarce,
Consented, and was dead.

And we, we placed the hair,
And drew the head erect;
And then an awful leisure was,
Our faith to regulate."

The Last Night That She Lived, Emily Dickinson (1830-1866)

TIME: 9:55 PM
PLACE:  Dining Room
SUBJECT: Dried Flowers from Mom's Funeral

It's been four years.  Four years that have gone by in a heartbeat.  Four years that have have lingered forever in my heart.  You left us for the next place; a place we could not journey with you that afternoon; but a place where hopefully, we will meet again. 
Love you Mom.  Miss you. 


bentonflocke said...

Sujomi, I´ve tears in my eyes and I´m speechless on this early sunday morning.

Wonderful journaling of deepness and closeness.

Sure it was hard for you...I´ve lost my mother 10 years back.

My best wishes for you

Oz Girl said...

A beautiful tribute and photo. I can't imagine the loss of one's mother as I am so close to mine. We lost our father 2-1/2 years ago, and sometimes it still seems surreal to me that he is not here. The tears will creep up on me at the oddest of times... my heart is with you.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

I lost my mom 4 years ago too. Lovely picture and poem. {{HUGS}}}

Mari said...

Nice remembrance of your Mom. I know what you are feeling - it's almost 6 years sunce my Mom passed. Sending hugs your way!

Sujomi (SuzyHomemaker) said...

Thank you all for your kind words of support. It is a great comfort to me. I've had a difficult time dealing with Mom's passing. This posting helps me cope with my sorrow. I would also like to send hugs back to all of you for the losses in your lives. I hope that it is of some comfort to you as well. (((hugs)))

Christina said...

Nice remembrance of your mom. Hugs to you.