Letters to Tuvia Y3/#sol18 3/8: Tender on a Snow Day

 

Morning T and Slicers,

It’s Day 8 for this year’s March Slice of Life  and I’m feeling tender after reading Mary Ann Reilly’s Slice today, honoring her husband’s two year anniversary. As I wrote my letters to you, she did the same and it was inspirational to read her this morning.

This has been a tender winter for me without a return to sea and sand.  Just yesterday, as the snow fell and the wind blew and I prayed the power would stay on, I got the news I needed to   book a trip to Israel in April. Yes Tuvia,  it’s happening. Just clicking that last confirmation filled me to the brim with joy.

Before you, the beach and I were not friends. I followed in my mom’s footsteps and kept my distance from sun, sand and tanning: a total waste of time. Vacations were not to be wasted but then you showed up and together we created time and space for both  leisure and learning trips and sometimes even a combination of both. But the beach found its way into our lives and while neither of us were tanners we did come to love walking, sitting and breathing together on sand next to beautiful seas and oceans and now, without you here, I just can’t live without a beach… especially the Tel Aviv beach and the sea that nurtures it.

Funny, without you here I learn so much about what you left behind for me  to continue to love and need.

With Love and Gratitude,

Bonnie S.

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10 thoughts

  1. I will head right over to Mary Ann’s slice after I post my comment, Bonnie. Looking at pictures of the beach are so soothing now. The nor’easters have broken down my majestic tree by the curb and we will need to have it cut down. How sad! I do love your winter scene. It is the gentle reminder that winter is with us and we need to celebrate the beauty. May I capture the photo of the snowy tree next to the one of dear Tuvia? You can whisper tol him that this sight will go round the world when I unveil my winter gallery. Thanks.

  2. Learning to love something new because you love someone is a beautiful story. I am glad that you were able to book your trip to Israel. Sounds like you need it.

  3. Things are always so much better when shared with a loved one. When one is gone the memories shared act like a magnet pulling us back to places we hold dear. Enjoy.

  4. I think your love for Tuvia still grows. I love reading your letters to him and feeling that love. I’m happy that you get your trip in April.

    • Thanks Ramona. This slice had a life of its own… but the trip to Tuvia’s favorite place, and one of my faves- that was not off the top of my head 🙂

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