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Friday, April 25, 2014

Relax * 40 in 40 * Week Four

Breathe f/5.6, 1/500 sec, ISO 1100
Relaxation has not come easy this past week. My dad passed away unexpectedly, so just the simple act of breathing has been something to remember and cherish. My dad's funeral service is next week, so I don't know what the week will bring. But I do know that I need to remember.....

He is Gone
by David Harkins

You can shed tears that he is gone
Or you can smile because he has lived

 You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back 
Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left

 Your heart can be empty because you can't see him 
Or you can be full of the love that you shared

 You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday

 You can remember him and only that he is gone
Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on  

You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what he would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.


3 comments:

happe2beme said...

beautiful poem...you can do hard things...sending you love and strength

Jen @ Running on Inspiration said...

Thank you so much, Janet. I will get through this ❤️

Eloisa said...

You will get through this, Jen! Each day will get easier. Just know he's in a better place and you will see each other again.