Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Day for Remembering

Nothing fancy, nothing complicated. Today I am just remembering. I'm remembering my Aunt, Henrike, and my cousin, Michael.

My aunt, Henrike, passed away several years ago. Today would have been her birthday - today is her birthday-and she would have been 65.

My cousin, Michael, passed away one year ago today, on our aunt's birthday. Sadly, his life was taken, and all we can do today is remember him.

So that is what I am doing today. This post, I know, is far more solemn and serious than usual, and perhaps even short and straight-forward. But at times like this, I feel that flowery words and run-around language do not enhance, or suppress, any emotions. It's just extra flack. What I cling on to is remembering those I've lost and knowing that they aren't really lost - they've been here all along.


Crystal Ross said...

my thoughts are with you and your family, andrea

Amandean said...

I remember him. Thinking of you, dear.