Last Slice for this March SOLCS 2012 But It’s Day 5 for CWE

Morning my Friend and Slicers,

I am up later than usual but then last night, after a showing of The Hunger Games, which I enjoyed, as did Tuvia(surprise for both of us) we came home and I collapsed into bed and remained there until a hour ago with chills. And after hours of sweating and sleeping they could be gone.  So far, so good.

I did what I needed to do yesterday.  I picked up the phone and punched in your numbers and spent the next 20 minutes in a wonderful conversation with Andy, catching up with him and sharing our first week without you.

I loved hearing about the way he got up early on the day after the funeral, took along your brother and with a few folding chairs thrown into his truck made his way to your grave site and sat down, campfire style and chatted and sat quietly.  I love that and I will join him one day soon.  Of course I will have my camera with me to capture moments I want to remember and share here.

Over this past year I have been visiting you and Andy and anyone else who has been at the house.  But Andy has been your right hand and I have gotten to know him better and better and while I wondered how I might continue to stay connected to you, I know now that our bonds are firm.

And I am so happy that you know that a new baby will arrive sometime in November.  What a gift!

Anyway, this morning it feels hard to write this slice, maybe because it’s the last one for the March 2012 marathon and tomorrow when I click publish I won’t be linking my Slice to the Two Writing Teachers blog but I will keep writing until your stone will appear at your grave in the tradition that I have revised with this commitment to writing daily.

I am running low now on energy so I will say bye for now…

Bonnie

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7 thoughts on “Last Slice for this March SOLCS 2012 But It’s Day 5 for CWE

  1. I’m glad your conversations with Eileen are continuing. They’re inspiring and meaningful. They’re surely giving us all something to think about as a way to honor someone and to continue having a relationship with them after they’re physically gone.

  2. It is wonderful that you are keeping the bond between you and Andy. Your conversations capture your life.

  3. I’m so glad you have Andy and that you feel strong in your bond with your dear friend. I love the image of all of you remembering her campfire style. Thank you so much for your encouraging comments and support along the way in this challenge! I look forward to future tributes to your friend and future writing!

  4. Oh, Bonnie, what a tough time. I’m so glad you are reaching out, even to us in the challenge, but especially to Eileen’s family too. It’s great to continue such a friendship although part of it is missing. I wish you well!

  5. Your posts are evidence of something that I suspect I knew but never really thought about too much… …
    Our hearts, thoughts, sharing, and even our conversations with REAL friends hapen even when they move our of our daily lives. I am confident that my brother answers my conversations through eagles soaring over the Hudson.

  6. Thanks Slicers for all you support and see you Tuesday 🙂
    Bonnie

  7. I see you and Andy, on those chairs, chatting quietly as Spring moves in….your bond with Eileen continues in a new form. Take care of yourself, my friend!

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