Monday, December 26, 2011

LOVE IS SEEING EVERYTHING EXACTLY AS IT IS

Love is not a doing. Love is allowing everything to be exactly as it is.


It is the day after Christmas and there were many reminders yesterday of how precious life is. We had a few friends over for dinner on Christmas eve. I'm proud to say that the meal came out exactly as I had envisioned it. After everyone left, around 11:30, Danny and I cleaned until around midnight. At midnight, we sat down to watch Auntie Mame on TCM. Of course, Mame Dennis's philosophy is to "Live! Live! Live!" As many times as I've seen this movie, I STILL laugh out loud at the witty dialogue and Rosalind Russell's INCREDIBLE over the top portrayal of this madcap character.

Danny, exhausted, only lasted half an hour. He went on to bed. I settled in to enjoy the rest of the film. 
I got up to get Nala, our cat and a comforter. Nala was lying on my chest, purring. About 15 minutes later, she let out a cry, put her head down on my chest, and was gone. I have never been in the presence of a person or animal dying and it is one of the most painful things I have ever experienced. 
I cried like I haven't in a long time. Danny came downstairs when he heard me sobbing. He was as shocked as much as I was. When he went to bed, she was lying in the living room as peaceful as could be. 
In a moment, GONE! We called Valley Cottage Animal Hospital. They were very helpful and we, sadly, had her cremated. I only had her since October 31st.
She was 10 years old and the previous owner had to find another home for her. I will always cherish the time we had together.I also lost another friend today. I will write about that when the time is right. My goal for all of you in 2012 is Carpe Diem! Seize the day. THIS is all we have and it IS a lot! 

I don't want this blog to be morbid but I am reminded daily how wonderful life is and how fragile and fleeting it is.
And have a SENSATIONAL day.
It’s impossible not to.

Today, see if you can look at people, at what they do, at what they say, at what you think and the sensations you experience and just let them be whatever they are without trying to change them or do anything about them.
The Thought Exchange, David Friedman

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