“The story of life is quicker than the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello, goodbye.”
~ Jimi Hendrix ~
Life is Short and we are Gone in the Blink of an Eye
This morning the world lost a beautiful soul and I am more than finished saying goodbye to people I love. I have long wondered why she seemed to understand me so well when others did not. Although she was good at hiding it, I believe now that her soul was just as troubled as mine. It may sound selfish but I am not ready to deal with this at all. In less than a year I have lost two women who were vital to my existence. I feel very much like the guy on the Don’t Break the Ice game with people slowly tapping away at the ice I stand on and that ice is getting shaky.
I have so many fond memories of Sister Nancy and will miss her always. One of my favorite pictures of us is her wearing her habit and me as a young boy. She told me once that she was so happy that she began to cry and I reached over and wiped her tear away. I wish I could have protected her from suffering any pain in her lifetime. She never once judged or questioned what I was doing and supported and loved me unconditionally.
The fact that she was a Nun meant that she always had an image to live up to and the fact that she was a Sister in the Roman Catholic Church I’m sure made that image more difficult to uphold. She was a fun, loving, caring person who gave of herself and got little back in return.
If you love someone let them know because life is short and we are gone in the blink of an eye.