Beautiful fall colours surrounded.
Those of you who don’t may have noticed that I haven’t been quite as consistent with my blog posts.
Instead of posting every single Friday without fail, I’ve missed a few, here and there.
You see, my mother is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and her ongoing care takes up a fair amount of my time.
As well, the joy that bursts from my heart most of the time has been more subdued of late. A wise person told me to let the joy lapse if that’s what’s happening.
Grief is hard. And the ongoing, slow-burning grief of caring for someone who is being stolen away slowly can be overwhelming.
It makes it hard, sometimes, to race out to find something beautiful to photograph.
As well, this past weekend, a very good friend and an excellent human being passed away somewhat suddenly. Far too soon. He has left a family and a community full of love searching for … we don’t know what. Meaning? Hope? Understanding?
“Keep up beat,” were his instructions, passed on by his partner, the woman who loved him above all else.
The winter will be upon us before we know it, with it’s own mix of beauty and sorrow.
In honour of my mother and my friend, I request that you take some time to look around, enjoy the crisp air, the blue skies and the clouds, keep up beat when you can, keep living, and live well.
It’s all we can do, really.
In the face of mortality – live well.
Love to you all.