I saw this way back in December 2015 while on a work walk. I was chatting with the work neighbor, looked down and saw it. We grimaced about the name on it, saying he was everywhere. Little did we know. I wanted to hit this one outa the ballpark...now I'd like to hit it right off the planet. I saved the pic thinking I would get to a post just right for it. After the pic hanging around month after month, I imagined it would be a celebratory post. Then I began to wonder mote and more and more. I was continually wary, but had hope.
Then America voted. Then everything that happened since the election contributed to a sense of hopelessness. Not trying to be dramatic, just honest.
I have been looking for the light since November. It is hard to find in the dark and gray.
I think the the election was just the icing on the cake of a very bad year in my world.
|The Oak is gone!|
I think J. thought I was loosing my mind..."You're crying about the tree?" "But it has been there my Whole Life!!!" I tried to defend. After arriving at my aunt's, I was validated when my cousin said, "The tree is gone!!!" She got it.
|New style bag|
There was too much loss.
Too much change, pain, disequilibrium, worry...
So, I tried to look for the positive...I looked at the births that happened and all babies & mothers doing well and the weddings/engagements celebrated - the places we visited and the family members who are doing well. I continue this positive seeking and healing. I look forward to an upcoming wedding and more births. Like Time, I march on.
And I look for a bit of luck too in a never before seen two pack of fortune cookies!
|A little luck for 2017|
Photos by Nancy A. Erisman ©2017