Been a few emotional days lately. For me. What it has been like for you, I haven’t got a clue about.
Anyway, yesterday I helped put my mother (or her ashes) in her final resting place next to my father.
Me and my brothers were all gathered for the simple ceremony of carrying the wooden urn from the church to the grave. My maternal uncle and my oldest nephew were also present. I was the one to set the urn into the ground. Somehow, after doing that I felt all at peace. I knew that it was all done, the interment was the final step in the whole burial ceremony. Now, I can move on forward. A kind of relief.
After a coffee break at the local coffee-house, I spent the rest of the day with my brother the drummer/chef. We talked, cooked dinner, listened to music and relaxed.
This morning I woke up rather early and spent a few hours talking to my brother until our uncle called and invited us out for lunch.
We went by car to a nice restaurant and had a nice lunch, including dessert and coffee. Then some grocery shopping before heading home. The weather today has been fabulous. Sunny and warm.
My brother has gone to see an old friend from his youth, and I’ve had a few slush mojitos before starting to write this rather dull update.
All that remains is to end it.
Oh, I know the headline is “Emotions” but I think the emotions are present without being spelled out. Then again, I could be wrong.