Two candles burn tonight in remembrance.
Dad passed away on January 10th
We mourned him in February;
a Zoom cremation.
So far away.
Then just as the slow road to recovery began
the phone rang.
‘You’re Mum has passed away,’ the carer said.
Layers of grief settled like a shroud.
The mind moved through a dense fog,
unable to focus.
Unable to make rational decisions.
‘It was peaceful,’ they said.
She slipped away when sleeping.
Well Mum, I hope you have polished your wings and have found Dad up there. Are you dancing together again, the pain in your feet gone and Covid a distant dream? The irony is, two weeks later and the whole care home would have been vaccinated. A month later and my first vaccine would have had effect and I would have been oh so tempted to drive down to see you, since also a month later visiting to care homes became permissible.
You had a good life, Mum and Dad; 88 and 93 but I wish I’d been there for you as I’d promised I would be.
My thoughts and prayers were for all those remembering lost loved ones yesterday evening. RIP.
Due to bereavement we have delayed the launch of ‘Search for a Pearl Inside Yourself’ until 25th June 2021, God willing.