Monday, December 15, 2008

Bound with all the weight of all the words he tried to say



Who do you miss during this time of the year? I miss people far away and gone. I miss people who are here but not really here. Everything is so nicey nice in December but it is also a month full of big fat tears for some folks. How lucky to be smiling and garland wrapping round yr tree. I am trying to remember this. In the car yesterday I heard this song and it was a song played at a funeral of a boy too young to never be 35 years old like me right now.

And I wonder even when I am very old will I still remember the wood paneling and the hard cushioned seat of that tiny town funeral home and know that I am lucky and know that I am blessed?
And does my grandma miss my grandfather more now in December than any other month?
Wrap yr arms round those you love
tighter...

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9 comments:

180/360 said...

This was really beautiful Amy.

Alexis said...

You have such a lovely way of articulating poignant thoughts.

a little bird said...

I agree with the comments above. To answer your question, I miss my family, who live states & states away...

Natasha said...

It's strange at this time of year I miss everyone a little bit - those close and far away because December makes me want to be so close and cozy all the time with everyone and that's just not possible. In this post, I felt your emotion and loved the shift and wonder in your thoughts....thank you for this gift

Patois said...

I, too, miss those far away from me -- in distance or in years -- as Christmas nears.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I often find that when I'm supposed to be happiest - I'm also inevitably melancholy. And then I wonder when that happened. Did it come with age? Experience? Both? And is it a good thing, because it makes us appreciate what we have right now? Or a bad thing because it makes us dwell on sad thoughts? Or maybe both? I guess that's usually the answer. I guess everyone has their own kind of December.

karey m. said...

mmmmm.

village mama said...

You whisper such tenderness. wow.

I miss my paternal grandma who passed more than 10yrs ago, and friends who've moved to Ireland, England, US.

mary said...

Thanks for the reminder. My heart breaks when I think about how many people are lonely this time of year.

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