Friday, March 22, 2013

Through the Doorway

 Her mental rebellion ended,
Virginia sat alone.
Waiting.
The sky darkened,
the rain approaching.
She was afraid.
"Remember me, Ginny?"
Lenny stood smiling
in the doorway.
Ever the gentleman,
He had gone first.
Joyfully,
Ginny followed.


 
 
 
This weekend, we are revisiting a prompt we've done before.  We are giving you three words and asking that you add another 33 to them to make a complete 36-word response.  You may use the words in any order you choose.

Our three words are:

remember
rain
rebellion

Now you give us yours.
 

 


My grandmother, Virginia, passed away this morning.  My grandfather, Leonard, passed on two months ago.  They were married seventy years.  Ginny, as my Grandpa called her, took care of him for many years, until dementia whittled her mind, and all that she was, down to nothing.   I'd like to imagine that, at the end, she came back to herself, if only for a brief moment. It's what I've been thinking about all day. My piece sprang from those thoughts.

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  2. Tina, I am sorry for your loss. This is a beautiful tribute to your grandparents.

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    1. Thank you. I think they would like it.

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  3. This is unbelievably powerful. A very nice tribute. Very personal, but you really did a beautiful gesture here.

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  4. Oh Tina, this is so powerful and so beautifully written. I am so sorry for your loss. I had similar thoughts about my grandmother when she passed away.

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  5. How very touching. What a lovely tribute.

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  6. Ohhh Tina. I am so very sorry. What a life and marriage but I know it would have been sad at the end for your family because of her dementia. They are together again. That said, this was beautifully written.

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    1. Thank you. I am just glad that she went as peacefully as she could.

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  7. This was very pretty and deep and well written. As, Gina said, I'm sorry for your heart but I loved the piece.

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    1. Thank you. It wasn't unexpected, but she's been "there" in the back of my mind for so long that I've felt the loss a little more than I expected.

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  8. What a lovely writing. I'm sorry. I can relate. I'm losing my parents in the same way.

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    1. I am so sorry that you're going through that. I wouldn't wish that on anybody.

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  9. Beautiful. I'm sorry to hear of your loss. The 33 words you used is such a lovely way to remember them. Really lovely and powerful and hopeful and I felt this one down to my toes. Thank you for sharing something so personal.

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  10. I'm sad to hear of your loss. Your tribute to both of them is such a beautiful piece of writing.

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  11. I am so sorry for your loss but you captured the beauty of a life-long love.

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  12. That was a beautiful description of a togetherness, a bond. I am sorry for your loss. I believe from your words that their life has been fulfilling and nurturing. What a great good fortune to share such a love,

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  13. So sorry for your loss, Tina. Your tribute is beautiful.
    Reminded me of the end of Amour.

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  14. Am sorry to read about your loss Tina.I sincerely hope that both your grandparents are together & happy at last -this is a beautiful tribute,loved it.Tc & God BLess.

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  15. Such a beautiful tribute post to your grandparents. I love the emotion you bring with your words.

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    1. Yeah, I can't even read it now without bawling. I guess it affected me more than I thought.

      She died two months to the day after my grandfather.

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