Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The goings

Gone - flitted away,

Taken the stars from the night and the sun
From the day!
Gone, and a cloud in my heart.
~Alfred Tennyson

He captured my feeling at the moment so well. Each time someone leaves, whether it's just until who-knows-when or their soul leaves their body, it's like another cloud forms in my heart.

It's a good thing there's a strong sun out there. When it shimmers through those clouds, the sensation is glorious.

But still, I would rather the clouds didn't have to come. There is so much more of this lifetime that I have to then experience without them, the joys as well as the sorrows.


Laura said...

The goings, indeed, are often cloudy times. A good quote to capture the feeling. Thanks goodness for reunions.

Sarahhh said...

Yes. I'm glad for reunions. And every time someone else passes away, I look forward more to the time I get to be with them again. And not ever have to say goodbye once more.