Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A Moment

Standing in a friend's kitchen this evening I looked out the window and watched the light snow falling.

"When was it that Debbie died?" I asked.

In a snap Cissy came back with, "28th, March 28th."

That was two years ago, I thought.

"I remember it being so much warmer, with so many more things in bloom.  This weather is crazy," I replied.

It was, but that was then and this is now.  Two years later it's four of us having dinner, meeting up somewhat spontaneously.  Catching up and laughter over a glass of wine feels nice.  It's relaxing after yet another 10-hour workday. 

Nonetheless, in the moment that follows the reminder of our lost friend there is an unintentional moment of silence.  I suppose we are all recalling our own personal memories of our friend.  And then with a collective nod and a sigh the evening moves on and slowly the laughter returns.


  1. This is a wonderfully poignant slice!

  2. Thanks for sharing this moment in remembering your friend. I like that despite the busy schedule, you take a moment to honor your friend in this way, along with others who loved your friend, too.

  3. Sad. We have lost several friends in just two months. It is difficult. I think brighter, warmer weather will lift our hearts a bit.

  4. A very touching post. Thank you sharing.

  5. It's so sad. Life just seems to go on ... fast... even when we've lost someone important in our life. It just doesn't seem right.

  6. Your words spoke so well of how painful the loss of friend can me. I like the how there was an spontaneous moment of silence...so touching. Thanks for such wise words. Jackie http://familytrove.blogspot.com/