Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Haiku: Disguise

Working out details
to put everything on hold.
Masking broken hearts.

As I've written about the past couple of days, the most spectacular man in my husband's life died Sunday. At quiet moments, when I find myself alone with no ability to do any of the many tasks which must be tended to for the two of us to get to England, I grieve. I weep. And I laugh because I remember Ken, my brilliant partner in repartee.

But there are almost no quiet moments because there is much to do. And that "much" hides our pain until I imagine it will burst forth on the very long flights and when we are able to be with Margaret in person to tell her what she surely already knows about that husband of hers.


[Written in response to this week's One Single Impression prompt. Do take the time to read what others are disguising.]

13 comments:

Tara R. said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. Have a safe trip to England and back. Prayers offered for your family.

cjh said...

Good luck getting through it all. I'm glad you're both able to make the trip back. And I'm sorry for your loss.

Maggie May said...

i'm sorry. i know the time after a loss is such a strange mixture of grief and work, planning, arranging, etc. i think it's the way it's meant to be. we process better when our bodies and minds are moving along.

Deborah Godin said...

My sympathies to you. You've written a moving post and tribute. Hope you all fare well.

D... said...

I hope you are with Margaret very soon so all of you can grieve, weep, & remember together.

Bubba's Sis said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

SandyCarlson said...

I feel your grief and I feel for you. How very sad. Wishing you safe travel and blessings along the way.

qualcosa di bello said...

my heart hurts for both of you...godspeed on your journey. your words are beautiful

Geraldine said...

My sincere sympathy to you and your husband. I am sorry to hear of your loss. Have a safe journey and hold on to your precious memories. They are what keep us in touch with those passed on.

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Momisodes said...

I just caught up with your posts. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My condolences to you and your family. And wishing you safe travels.

fourwindshaiga said...

So sorry to hear of your loss.

tumblewords said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for posting!

Beth P. said...

Dear patois--
What a spectacular man Ken must have been.
A phrase a friend of mine once used was 'a life uncommon'. I get the sense that was Ken's life too.

You're probably in England now, with Margaret--sweetness to you all.

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