Today’s weather in Tio’s mind: Partly cloudy, warming
After weeks of sobbing storms overwhelming me as I’ve grieved for the loss of my wife to dementia, today dawned with glimpses of bright sunshine. I heard birds singing and smelled flowers and blossoms, hints of Spring creeping into my small town world.,
I can feel a new season coming, new life beginning again, but what does this mean for me, what now without the woman with whom I spent all day, every day, all the time for the past ten years? Standing stunned on the edge of a chasm of lonely emptiness, I am left wondering-
What should I do with my life?
Being both introspective and introverted, I let this question bounce around my brain like a ball tumbling through a cosmic pinball machine. Over and over, the resulting answer is the same-
Obviously, this mental masochism is going nowhere, so it’s time to just move on, seek out the signs that have guided me to a meaningful life in the past-respect.
Courage. Compassion, Integrity. Gratitude, Simplicity. Fellowship. Nature. Frontiers. Wilderness. Service.
I trust that following the path with heart, I will be guided to the right people, the right places, the right purpose.
I pay attention, I live my truth fearlessly, I expect the best, and-
I GO FOR IT!
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I have to say this made my heart ache, such is the sadness you so richly express in your words. I wish I could find something of comfort to say to you but all I can do is admire the courage and fortitude with which you have walked a most difficult journey. Bless you always
Thank you. I am comforted by the many kind thoughts of people, like you, who have kindly reached out to me.