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'shower the people you love with love' – what we can do in the here and now

As most of you know, I’ve been sorting/sifting through the stuff of the lives of my folks while trying to get their house in order for sale these past almost 2 years. That said, this post is kindof like how I am – two opposite drives streaming together – sadness for those lost and gone, yet invigorated to actively let those still here on earth know I love them in the here and now…

“Music gives us the space to grieve” Hugh Sung

What we can do in the here and now:

23 Comments

  1. Cindy

    Sorting through items and getting a home ready to sell is a huge responsibility. I commend you for tackling it.

    • laura bruno lilly

      Thank you, Cindy. The good news is that it went under contract within the second week of being put on the market – we close mid-September.

  2. Jane Chesebrough

    Enjoying reading everyone’s comments here today. Ahem, gorgeous photo! Take care, and just “be” in this process.

    • laura bruno lilly

      Thanks for the the encouragement…sometimes it’s hard to not get ‘absorbed’ by the process – but I am finding my way!

  3. Jennie Fitzkee

    I understand exactly how you feel, Laura. And music is the saving grace, the eternal well of feelings, the voice. Yes, the voice.

    • laura bruno lilly

      Well said, Jennie.
      (so sorry for your own recent loss of such a dear friend…)

  4. Janis

    Great reminder, Laura. I’m confident that your mother and father felt showered with your love when they were alive.

    • laura bruno lilly

      Thank-you, Janis, for that vote of confidence!

  5. Andy

    Our paths move in different directions, merge and diverge, yet we never travel alone or forget the route taken.

    • laura bruno lilly

      Very timely, Andy. Your comment reminds me of a quote my Ma sent to me in a sweet note shortly before she passed away:
      “The moving finger writes, and having written moves on. Nor all thy piety nor all thy wit, can cancel half a line of it.” Omar Khayyam

      • Andy

        Love that.

  6. Irene Olson

    Perfect mini-post to let us know what’s going on in your life. Peace, Laura.

    • laura bruno lilly

      Thanks for stopping by, Irene…glad to know my post ‘made sense’ even if it was short.

  7. Roseanne

    Hi Laura,
    Oh, I know so well the process you are going through. Both of my parents had lived through WWI and my mom was a pack rat. I had to clean out their house of 50+ years and it is a huge job. All the emotions of sorting through items from childhood and memories that are precious. {{Hugs}} to you! And I agree, it is vital that we relish and enjoy the people we love NOW. We never know how long we will be able to do so. Happy Friday! ~smile~ Roseanne

    • laura bruno lilly

      And yet, the process is strangely cathartic, too.
      Thank you for your understanding comment, Roseanne – happy weekend!

  8. Deborah J Brasket

    What a lovely perspective, Laura. The quote, the song, so perfect together.

  9. L. Marie

    What a true statement, Laura! (Perfect song for this too.)
    I remember my cousins, and I talking at our grandmother’s funeral. We hadn’t seen each other in many years. And there we were, meeting at a funeral. ๐Ÿ™
    My mom has always said, “Give me my flowers while I’m alive.” Such good advice!

  10. Mary

    Haha. Thatโ€™s a walk down memory lane

    • laura bruno lilly

      Glad to walk down it with you, Mary!

  11. Mary

    Agree! And how funny to see an old pic of James Taylor!

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