Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Usefulness of Silence

For some reason, I have not had the words to write, lately.  From a somewhat practical perspective, I think it has a lot to do with the fact that the third anniversary of my beloved brother's death was this week and I always feel quiet when I am faced with the sadness.  I miss him terribly.

But there have been sunnier moments such as the one above in which Rex climbed the screen and we decided to pose for a picture together.  My furbabies always make me smile.  We understand each other. And the relationship is all about love.(Well, for me anyway.  Theirs might also have something to do with lots of food, warmth and THEN love.)

The wind is blowing down here at the beach.  The rain is beginning to pelt against the windows and my dear husband is reading the newspaper beside me.  I am content.

And to you I am sending so much love and light.  Even when I am quiet.  Especially when I am quiet.

12 comments:

Maria-Thérèse ~ www.afiori.com said...

You are wonderful!
And such a funny, sweet photo! :D :D :D <3

miruspeg said...

What a fabulous photo of you and Rex, I would never have thought of taking a photo like that.....always thinking outside the box eh Deb!

I thought my cats love food, warmth and me in that order until recently when I realised they follow me around while I am gardening, sit with me while I watch TV or on the computer and sleep with me. They do communicate loudly when they are hungry too but I think they love me as much as I love them.

For your sadness this week I will be sending you extra light and love to help fill that emptiness you must be feeling inside.

Take care sweet soul.
Big hugs
Peggy xxxxx

deb colarossi said...

Quietly with you .
I am the same.
Lots of things going on this last while,
hard to process and write it out sometimes...

thinking of you as you grieve this loss.

jojo said...

In the quiet there is sadness...I feel a quietness around me too. I've been thinking of you and your brother much this week and, as always, my heart aches when someone I love is hurting. love and hugs to you..;j

Sharon said...

Our cats used to climb the screens, too. I always wondered where they thought they were going.

You have been on my mind, Deb, without me knowing what this time of year means to you. My birthday was the day after your daughter's, and my thoughts of you and your family continued on. A belated happy birthday to your daughter, and a wish for peaceful moments for you.

Mumsy, Chancy and Company said...

Good to hear from you sweet Debra...I understand the quietness. Thinking of you and praying for you. Love the picture! Hugs

Shrinky said...

I see you are quite a photographer, Debra (I've scrolled back to see your beautiful daughter, with the amazing eyes). Content is good, and sadness is forgivable, it's a true emotion, one to own at this painful anniversary (hugs).

LauraX said...

Debbie said...

I am so sorry for your loss. The anniversary must be terrible difficult.

Kathleen Botsford said...

I thought you were one of the girls! Do you live close to Laguna Beach??? We will be there for a couple of days in March. I would love to get together! Email me!

RottenMom said...

Sending you love during this difficult time. It's okay to be quiet. Sometimes you just need it, you know?

Tracy said...

Debra,
Thinking of you and missing you. i hope you get back to writing soon, but I do understand the need to be silent!
take good care of yourself in the meantime!

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