The March Slice of Life Challenge is hosted by Stacey and Ruth at their blog,
Two Writing Teachers. - finale! See you on Tuesdays!
It’s been such a month, everyone. Thank you for all your comments of support. I value the community, and cannot thank you both enough, Ruth and Stacey, for the chance to experience this wonderful group. For those who want to know, my husband is now in a safe and kind place for dementia residents. They call it home for the residents, and that is of comfort to me. He’s had his first night and day there and is okay, more settled. It’s been another tough week, but I am more comforted now knowing he will be cared for so lovingly.
I mostly go east when I drive home, so I often look in my rearview mirror, at the mountains and sometimes at sunsets. Yesterday when driving home, it struck me that this is a reflection of sorts, to look back, using the rearview mirror as my metaphor. I added a little silliness at the end; it's tricky to get this girl to stay still enough to peek into the mirror!
|Here we go, leaving home!|
|A long drive, on the flat of Denver, highway.|
|See the mountains in the distance-my great view!|
|Not exactly my rearview, she's the future!|
My rearview of this month:
roll·er coast·er – according to Merriam-Webster online
--an elevated railway (as in an amusement park) constructed with sharp curves and steep inclines on which cars roll
--something resembling a roller coaster; especially : behavior, events, or experiences characterized by sudden and extreme changes
It’s been a roller coaster ride
with warmth of others at my side-
the highs of writing memories true
the lows of experiencing adieu
words of joy and words of sorrow
I don’t know what might happen tomorrow
yet I know that I choose living
and will continue to go on giving
to others who mean so much to me
regardless of how life turns out to be.