Monday, September 21, 2015

It is Monday, Again


Can you believe it, Monday September 21st?! And, in a couple of days, the first day of Fall. I am ready . . but not. I've been immersed in the medical billing training and creating cards; words and
images, and more;  memories for my daughter's 30th coming in a little over two weeks.

And through it all, my mother appears, voice ringing in my ears, her image popping in and out of my mind's eye. I've been reflecting on the wise words of Rose Kennedy: “It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.”

It is possible to get tired of pumpkin spice marketing. Give it a rest already. 

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23 comments:

  1. I agree, time lessens pain, but doesn't erase/heal it fully.
    Finland doesn't have an obsession with pumpkin spice...you can send a tiny bit of it my way. ;)

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    1. Be careful what you ask for. ;-)

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    2. For JustHeather:

      http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/pumpkin-spice-latte.html#!

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  2. I'm so over the pumpkin spice-ing of everything.
    Time definitely makes the pain less acute, but it's always there.
    I lost my mom last year, I still miss her almost every. single. day.
    Love the cat picture!

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    1. It is a bit over two years for me and some days, most days, it is some semblance of business as usual. But others, not so much and the missing her is deep.

      That's my Buttah. Lucky timing to catch him just so. Thank you. :-)

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  3. Memories are tough to get rid of. One moment you think they're gone and the next a tiny gesture, a song, a smell can bring them crashing out. One can hope though that time covers them with a happy sheen and that the memories bring a smile rather than a tear.

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  4. Yes to all of that... including ICD10.

    I wish I would dream more about my mom. I think of her every single day but I haven't had many 'big' dreams. You know the ones. Where it feels like you are physically with her and the two of you are in sync and everything is potent and full of feelings. I need that. I need more of those dreams.

    It's good you have your daughter's birthday coming up. That is the only thing likely to ease the sorrow by a fraction.

    Thinking of you, Middle Girl!
    xoxoxo

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    1. So many of the growing up memories of my son and daughter are intertwined with mom. Shebwasvas constant as I in their lives.

      And I you e.

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  5. I lost my dad in December 2001, and I think Rose got it exactly right.

    And save me from the hordes of pumpkin spice people!

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    1. I like pumpkin spice. But I don't want it sprinkled on my bacon and certainly don't want that suggestion shoved down my throat.

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  6. Not a pumpkin spice fan. Not a fan of Fall, come to think of it.

    You've got me thinking about that Rose Kennedy quote. I once asked a group of elders if one gets better at handling loss. They basically said no, that loss is loss, but one's perspective on it evolves. I suppose eventually I'll figure it out for myself.

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    1. I read something a couple of weeks ago about dealing with loss especially as one grows older and incidents are more frequent that spoke loudly to me. I will locate and post.

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  7. Love the photo, love the quote. Really, really love the quote. Sums it up for me perfectly, and is good fodder to pass to the "just get over it" people. Happy early birthday to your daughter!

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    1. Thank you, Jess.

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  8. As someone who is not the biggest lover of pumpkin spice, I wholeheartedly agree. I had the same thought about the date this past weekend when I was scheduling something for October. October! How is it almost October?

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    1. I am not in love, but I like to flavor coffee and the like. But the last few years September has become synonymous with pumpkin spice blitz.

      How indeed!

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  9. I LOVE pumpkin spice. Pumpkin Spice me up!!! (Although I usually go with chai. So there you have it.) That said, there are some people who should step away from the spice rack. Just back slooowwwlly away.

    I"m in a different place, my mom has been gone for 36 years now. And I can say that I think it does get easier. It just takes time to get there. I am thinking of you and everyone else who is dealing with new losses. They are hard. Many hugs.

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    1. Okee dokie. ;-)

      I understand. I just wonder when she will hust be gone as vs "dying". Thanks for the hugs. Right back atcha.

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  10. I have to disagree with you about pumpkin spice. For nearly two weeks now, I have had a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks. It's the only thing I can stomach for breakfast.

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  11. I love that quote as it seems to reflect my experience of loss as well. But I have also learned to love the scars because they remind me of great loves, and not everyone gets to have that. We are blessed to ave known it.

    Apparently I am immune to pumpkin spice marketing. I have never even noticed it.

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