Thursday, September 11, 2008

I Wish the Earth Would Weep

Well it never did rain. The humidity hangs heavy in the air. It parallels my spirit this morning. I'm thinking about E, the young man who committed suicide. I read his obituary. It talked about his love for his family and his passion for music. He has a huge extended family. He is survived by all of his grandparents. I am sad for them all.

I am thinking about our Gannet Girl and her loss. What a blessing it is that she and family are surrounded in such love and beauty. And yet, and yet....

I am thinking about S, whose funeral is ready to be celebrated on Saturday. I have done my best to make this a small gift to him, to honor his life...which I think was not an easy one.

I am thinking about this day seven years ago. It was warm and sunny and bright. When the first plane hit the tower, for a brief innocent moment I thought it was simply an accident. Before. Before the innocence was lost. Before the horror, the unthinkable that changed us all.

I still wish it would rain.

5 comments:

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

So much sorrow. Rain would seem appropriate.

"PS" (a.k.a. purple) said...

Fresh rain...something about newness...about life...

mompriest said...

I too think about GG....and weep inside for her loss...and well...I just can't help dwelling in the place of feeling, really feeling, the fragility of life...

Katherine E. said...

Lovely reflection, Kate. Thank you.

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