Monday, September 25

L i F e

Last Thursday I found a few minutes to sit down and update this blog. And minutes later I then got a call from my Mum telling me the shocking and sad news that my uncle had died - quite suddenly - from a heart attack - which now I realise was a real blessing because he didn't have to endure the hideous pain and suffering and slow demise that cancer brings anymore. He died 1 day before he would have been 61, and 1 day before their 27th wedding anniversary.

So the end of last week was a blur. But somehow yesterday felt different, better. Practising the buddhist mantra"Om Mani Padme Hum" and thinking of my uncle has really helped me and is helping him too. And I think there is a real acceptance coming from my family rather than any anger or bitterness which is so important and necessary for his soul at this time.

We also got back to normal life and settled on a car and bought it on Saturday. My idea of dealing with the dealer went by the wayside. I just wasn't in the headspace for that at all and didn't care in the end. So hopefully we take ownership of that later today.

And yesterday in the heat and wind 4 girlfriends had a last lunch before my oldest friend marries for the second time next Monday. She's going to be having a big Greek wedding so am looking very forward to that.

Finished the day off with a walk at the beach. It was still so warm at sunset and was the perfect ending to the day. Bushfires had been raging earlier, the air had that smoky scent and looking back towards the city you could see the filmy haze of smoke all over the harbour. So the word "tinderbox" has been used already by the media and it's only September. Scary. But hey Johnny Howard, you're probably right about global warming being just some crazy thing dreamt up by the hippie extremists.


Blogger s_hayley said...

So sorry to hear about your Uncle. I think you approach death in a very sound way though. Wishing you strength and love and the ability to share it with your family at this time.

9:04 am  
Blogger kimbofo said...

Sorry to hear about your Uncle. I love this picture of him: he has such a happy, welcoming face.

4:35 am  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

so sorry to hear about your uncle

5:09 am  
Blogger shellyC said...

Sorry to hear about your Uncle. Thoughts to you and your family.

7:16 pm  

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