Saturday, December 29, 2007

Walls

Today is my grandmother Doris' memorial service. The third of my grandmothers to die in 2007, and the one I was the closest to, in a large part because I spent my first 18 years in the same house as she ... but also because she was the type of person that allowed you to get close to her. Not everyone is like this. We all have walls of some sort. Some higher, some sharper, some impenetrable. My grandmother Doris' wall had a door with no lock.

But the night is not over for me, and I have a poem to present today that I have not yet put the finishing touches on. And tonight has been filled with happy tears as we tell tales, watch videos, share memories. Today will be filled with more.

May your door have no lock.

2 comments:

jbluekey@wamail.net said...

My best to you in your time of loss. "A door with no lock" that is so inspiring, thank you.

Kate said...

Big hugs to you, my friend. I am so sorry for your loss.