#SOL2019 Day 4

Trying to Return to Normal

After a week of somber activity, the extended family members head home. All is quiet around the house, we do the mundane things. We eat breakfast, pay bills, do the dishes, wash the clothes, and begin to write thank you notes. In between these tasks we discuss the events of the past week. Reflections help us discuss our feelings.

We have several duties ahead as a family. We must sort a lifetime collection of belongings. Some things will be divided among family members. A grandson might treasure a cap that Grandpa once wore. A Pendleton shirt would make a nice outfit for a teddy bear. Some items will be donated to the local rescue mission. Some things may be auctioned. Cleaning will be carthartic.

Music also heals the soul. Today I listened to two songs suggested by my son, and both were perfect: Frank Sinatra’s, My Way and We’ll Meet Again. .

4 thoughts on “#SOL2019 Day 4

  1. Patricia, I am so sorry for your family’s loss. I hope that you will find comfort and catharsis in writing this month. It is so hard to find a new normal after loss and change. I hope that you and your family will find it together through writing, or music, or memories shared. Thank you for this beautiful post.

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  2. The loss of a loved one is always hard. But going back to the mundane things is a step towards overcoming that grief. I’m so sorry for your loss and can only hope that one day at a time, the pain will start to heal.

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