Monday, May 12, 2014

Memory Lane

I have spent the evening reviewing a couple thousand photos I have on my hard drive. I started with the idea of sorting all of Alex's photos but ended up reminiscing about all the trips, weekends, experiences I've had in the last few years. I am always torn between returning to my favorite places or going somewhere new.  I usually choose somewhere new, but I have a few places I return time and time again.
I don't have a bucket list.  I've never felt the need to compete with death.  As I've seen all too recently, in the end it doesn't matter. Enjoying each day, without regrets, keeps me happy. I don't feel deprived and if somehow I leave this "life" tomorrow...
On the internet, today I happened upon a blog written by a young family whose 5 yr old will be leaving this earth in the next few hours or days.  He hasn't been to Greece either. He has a mom, dad and sister who love him very much and that is what is comforting to him now. My heart breaks for them.  I spent my first mother's day without my mom and without one son.  I was mostly just grateful both of them were in my life for as long as they were. Life is slippery, grab a hand to help you get through.

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