Notes from the Waxhaws

String of pearls

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This morning is exquisitely beautiful…the sun rising behind cedars and pines whose delicate limbs and branches are traced with ice crystals that capture the light and send it shooting in all directions. The tall grasses and shrubs beneath…every one clothed in a thin mantle of pure white. In this cold…condensed frigid air…everything is just…there…before my eyes.

We like to mark out each year with anniversaries. They help us to remember things…events…that have happened in days gone by. They help us make sense of the long series of days that, hopefully, lie ahead of us. They keep us rooted in the past, and prevent us from falling into a state of acedia…a feeling that this day…today…will be just like the rest to come.

It’s been two years. I need not color this day with the terror, sadness, and grief that occurred on that day. Once was enough…for that day. I would rather remember the sweetness of previous days, and use this day as a marker…a remembrance…of all the days we spent together…and all the joys we shared.

Today is another day…a new day. Just one in a long string of pearls. Each one unique…with its own beauty…with its own imperfections.

Written by Jim

January 19, 2013 at 9:00 am

Posted in Country Living, Grieving, Musings

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  1. Will never be easy – so many memories. Lovely, lovely post, Jim – really. Thinking of you on a day you weathered through. Good on ya! P

    Patti Grace

    January 20, 2013 at 12:17 am

    • Thanks Patti…for your words…and your kind thoughts :)


      January 20, 2013 at 10:27 am

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