Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Things Change

This last Saturday my Mom died. It wasn't unexpected. We had time to prepare, not that you can prepare.

At the same time, my grand niece or nephew is about to be born. This will be number 10 of those, I think. I sometimes lose count.

My Mom could be a very tough woman, though she was secretly tenderhearted. She raised me firmly in the tradition of the Catholic Church (and thereby determined the shape of creativity forevermore). She also taught me the basics of critical inquiry while watching Star Trek and the Nightly News with me. I like to think that Captain Kirk held up under scrutiny a bit better than Knowlton Nash, but neither of them got a free pass.

She will be missed.

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9 Comments:

Blogger Paul said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss. Hang in there.

June 8, 2011 at 5:12 PM

 
Blogger Whitney C. Barber said...

My condolences to you and your family. It'll soon be a year that I lost my Mom. Hang in there and God bless.

June 8, 2011 at 5:14 PM

 
Blogger Stuart said...

My sincere condolences on your loss. I'll keep your family in my prayers.

June 8, 2011 at 5:34 PM

 
Blogger mylescorcoran said...

I'm sorry for your trouble.

June 9, 2011 at 3:13 AM

 
Blogger Zelguedez said...

condolences to you and your family

June 9, 2011 at 6:43 AM

 
Blogger Jim said...

I am sorry for your loss. My sincere best wishes to you and yours.

June 9, 2011 at 8:21 AM

 
OpenID mikemonaco said...

I'm very sorry to hear about your loss; you have my sincere condolences.

June 9, 2011 at 8:44 AM

 
Blogger John Powell said...

I'm sorry for your loss. Best wishes to you and your family.

June 9, 2011 at 11:35 AM

 
Blogger Tony said...

Thanks everybody. I really appreciate your thoughts. At this point I'm just trying to focus on the good and help my family move through this time.

June 9, 2011 at 11:40 AM

 

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