I feel like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. It rained the whole time we were gone and I look out on vibrancy, growth, and green.
I return to a sympathy card that brings tears. I feel like today is the first day since my brother passed that I have a whole day to sit and cry. Yes, there is laundry and grocery procurement, and checking plants, but kitties are cuddled, and as I respond to emails, I look up and my feathered friend sits on a branch outside the window. She waits for me to get my camera and take a photo through the slats of the blind and another through the glass door. She sits with me, a comfort in the weight of grief.
I feel molted, tender before new growth and skin form. I feel fragile and tears continue to pour forth, harbingers seasoning what comes.