Letters to Tuvia Y2/#sol17 Day 8: Standing Strong (3-8-17)

Morning T and Slicers,

I am ready for spring.  I spent my two weeks away enjoying spring’s arrival in Tel Aviv. It won’t last long there but after an unusually rainy and windy winter, it was good to be there to welcome the change.

Last year spring arrived without any welcome from me. I just couldn’t welcome any change without you, Tuvia, being here to enjoy it with me.  In that first year of grieving, to welcome change was to accept that fact that  you weren’t coming back.  I fought the fight as hard as I could but as the first year ended, I caved and began to move forward in my life, carrying you with me…

So I’d say it’s big for me to  welcome spring, look forward to removing the covers on my Pier One wicker furniture on my balcony and  commit to an early morning walk at the river most mornings when spring calms down the cross winds over the Hudson.

I’ve been writing this slice… writing, deleting, writing, deleting…

Now to catch up with the Donald.  What was he doing while I was sleeping?

Miss you,

Bonnie S.





9 thoughts

  1. I approach every morning with dread when the news comes on. We’ve had spring days, but predicting wintery mix this weekend. 😦 My peach blossoms will not survive.

    • I mostly avoid the morning news, except for a quick look at the newspaper headlines. And then I catch up with The PBS News Hour in the evening with my husband. We shake our heads in dismay and pray for time to pass more quickly than ever.

  2. Enjoy the spring fling & make DT go away. Our garden crew is out cleaning everywhere in our neighborhood, I wish I could say they’re getting ready for rain or snow, but not so far. But spring is definitely on its way. Green stems are up, & I saw my first hyacinth today.

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