Sunday, March 18, 2012

Let's Take the Long Way Home

Gail Caldwell's pulitzer prize wining memoir of her friendship with Caroline has kept me quietly enjoying a couple of my most important relationships.

I read a bit and then sit remembering incidents from the past in which a dearest one has shared with me unforgettable moments.

This quote seems most salient on a Sweet Home Alabama Saturday evening of good music, the comfort of my Aussie bloke, and this excellent book:

'It's taken years for me to understand that dying doesn't end the story; it transforms it. Edits, rewrites, the blur and epiphany of one-way dialogue. Most of us wander in and out of one another's lives until not death, but distance, does us part—time and space and the heart's weariness are the blander executions of human connection.'

Let it not be so, dearest ones! Let us continue in communication with one another.