Thursday, September 11, 2008

... little different for me ...

... but it would have been FIERCE!

The place that my brother & me would have shared.  Instead, I am missing him today.  Not to diminish the national tragedy, but I am somewhere else with mourning.

Saying that isn't to say that I am in grief.  You celebrate the love and joy that someone brought to you by moving on, and carrying with you all that love.  And for real, that is what I do.  When I think of my Mom and my darling Brother, I remember that they would not want me sitting around being miserable.

That was what made leaving Mookie a done deal.  Whatever she did, it wouldn't have mattered, really.  She could no more change than the sequence of the seasons ...

... and her season had ended.

KT called to sing 'Happy Birthday', and asked about the Mook's.  I had to tell her that we didn't talk, though I have called several times.  I told her that I am really not one for being somewhere I am not wanted, and they did not want me (Mookie is lil' Mook's spokeperson and rep in that matter).  I will send Mookie a birthday card, as hers is in a couple of weeks.  The lesson in all this?



Got that from Gary Barnett, former coach at Northwestern.  That is what he preached while he was there, and what he told the boys when they beat ND during their Rose Bowl season, where they beat BOTH Michigan and OSU to earn the Big Ten title.

'Paralysis by Analysis' has doomed  more hopes than actual failure has.  If you try, you didn't fail if you learned from it.  A rodeo in Calagry is the same as a rodeo in Tulsa to the subjects.  Bull throws rider, riders tries to ride bull.

Anyway, my log in expires shortly ... I will finish this thought ...


luvrte66 said...

I agree with you that while it's okay to mourn the loss of someone, we can't get so bogged down in our grief that we forget to live. As you said, they would never want us to do that!

And hey, not all Virgos are bad! ;)


malagutigrrl said...

I'd advise against GEMINIS as well.

malagutigrrl said...

I'd advise against GEMINIS as well.

lv2trnscrb said...

I like your thoughts about dealing with grief and missing loved ones; when I think of my mom, it isn't with intense grief or sadness, but of remembering what a good mom she was and the special times with her