09 May 2010

sometimes i glance at this empty bed, and see the outline of a little boy - and sometimes i see my mother.

happy mother's day.
past. present. future. pending.


words, wine, coffee, art said...

Hi Virginia,

even without knowing the story here, I felt immense sadness...for you?
Anniversaries are times not only for joy but for reflection too.

Best wishes.

virginia said...

the past always nudges into the present, and i guess this contemplation was, in part, prompted by a sister who lost her son in 2000 - for a few years, our sons looked very much alike, except for coloring.

i've lived in this house for 33 years, so i often feel as if images of my past life are captured in whisper-thin planes of existence, and if the light hits that imagined surface just right, time margins disappear.

thank you for your thoughtful comment.

words, wine, coffee, art said...

Thank you for sharing your story.

Your second paragraph is a breathtakingly beautiful piece of writing!!!

virginia said...

thank you. i've never attempted to put that feeling into words.

"Before you can blame an individual for their choices, you have to make sure they have the same choices as everyone else."

Bix , the fanatic cook.