In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on*
The day after Dad died I took the dog out with Mum for a short walk, as we turned the corner to head up the main road I heard kids playing in the primary school playground. Laughing, running, screeching, just going about their everyday business. It was Friday too so I suppose they were ultra excited given they were only a few hours away from their weekend. When we got home my newest niece had just woken up from a snooze and this was the greeting.
It was quite a visceral realisation. In spite of our loss, even though nothing will ever be quite the same, something feels different, missing, empty….and yet life goes on.
One foot in front of the other….
* Robert Frost – The Harper Book of Quotations (1993)