Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Saying goodbye.....

April 9, 2013

The day was gloomy, a grayish light pouring through the bedroom window. Gazing through the glass, I tried hard to make sense of the peculiar scenario unfolding in front of me…..Unable to; I turned away.

“Let’s close the curtains”, I said finally, feeling strangely exposed, “I think they see us.” His knowing expression told me he understood. Reaching out, he grabbed hold of my hands and twirled me around.

With a hearty laugh and twinkling eyes he rendered my heart weightless as he whisked me to the middle of the room....then, pulling me close, we danced, our souls clinging to each other, unwilling to let go.

For a while it eluded me....but then as imperceptible as vapor... it drifted in….. 

Vague, unsettling, the memory;  

I understood…..

Burying my head deep into his shoulder, I closed my eyes and squeezed him tightly one last time. The light, a little brighter now illuminated the softness in his eyes, the tenderness of his smile

"Thank you." I whispered….”I've been waiting.”

I knew he had to go….but this time I had a chance to say goodbye…

and my heart is thankful....


  1. Darlene - I'd love to talk to you more about this piece. It's really beautiful, but it has me asking so many questions! Such beautiful images and phrases. Sigh.

    1. Thank you Dana. II had to write this while it was still fresh in my mind.....I didn't want to lose it. I would be delighted to discuss it and to answer your questions......:-) xo

  2. Your post brings out beauty and emotion.Wow.