Many Years Ago in a Life Far Away

I remember when my mother died, I said to a friend, “In 20 years she’s still going to be gone. I can’t imagine this feeling for 20 years.”

my mom

Well, as of today it’s been 22 years. Thankfully, I no longer feel the way I felt then.

Sometimes though it is sad to get used to someone being gone. Don’t you think?


6 responses to “Many Years Ago in a Life Far Away

  1. You ever see Ingmar Bergman’s Fanny and Alexander? There’s a scene which takes place shortly after their beloved father dies: they find him playing the piano in the parlor. He finishes the song and then — unexpectedly, for me — turns his head, without speaking, to gaze at the children. I remember almost nothing about the movie but that moment has always stayed with me.

    I used to think expressions like “he passed away” were just euphemisms. I wasn’t really paying attention to them, though. Now I often find myself saying — or at least thinking — things like “he’s moved on.” It seems to help, for me at least.

  2. Hi Mapelba,

    My mother died 10 years ago. I know she’s still ‘with me’, in my soul and in my heart, but I just wish I could sit down across a table from her and touch her hand one more time.

    She had a ‘bad heart’. When I was a little girl I used to make her promise that she wouldn’t die. She said she couldn’t do that, but that she’d try not to until I had a family of my own.

    She kept her promise.

    I love the photo. Your mother is beautiful.

    I’ve signed up for your blog because of Fandina72, who nominated both of us for a Liebster, sweet thing.


    Nancy Lauzon

  3. Thank you for coming by, Nancy, and for the kind comment about my mother.

    My mother died of an aneurysm in her heart–though I we had no clue she had any problem at all. Because her own mother was dying of cancer at the time, we’d been talking about death and of living on without someone you love. It made me think about life without my mom but I hardly expected to find out the reality of it two days later.

    I’m glad your mother could keep her promise.

    Fandina72 has indeed been a nice connection here in cyberspace.

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