Day Seven Prompt:
“The darkness of the whole world cannot swallow the glowing of a candle.” – Robert Altinger
I started this journey the last week with new friends, sharing our thoughts together about a special time of the year…it was a week of trying to set the mood of a joyous time of the year,but to no avail.
My Dad passed away this weekend, after a long time suffering. Destiny had its will, I didn’t get to see him, hold his hand, kiss his forehead, or even say a little prayer before his last breath. I didn’t have wings to fly across the distance…
I was with him in August sharing the memories of good times, hoping there might have been a longer time for us to share them, laugh and cry together. My Dad was a man of strength fighting with dignity against his illness, holding back the pain.No more suffering…no more pain.
What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us forever….(Helen Keller)
I did within the silence of the last few days light a little candle however…and so to the final prompt of this week the glowing and warmth of that flickering flame I remember my Dad…Rest in Peace.
Forever in my heart…