Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Life Goes On

I have been away from my blogging desk for a little while because I had to make a trip to Sweden. The reason was yet another sad occasion, a dear old friend’s funeral; so the hours on the German motorway felt extra long, especially since I travelled on my own. The positive side of it was that I would see other people that I hold dear. The weather was not very pleasant on the day of the funeral, but my thoughts were elsewhere anyway, among all the lovely memories of the deceased.

The downside of living abroad is obviously not being able to see loved ones more frequently, but on the other hand, when you do, it is the more intense and wonderful. It is like a concentrate of feelings that you have to hold on to and treasure until the next opportunity. Christmas is really just around the corner, so it won’t be that long, which makes it time to get into some serious shopping!

The icing on the cake is, as always, seeing my granddaughter, to follow her development, experiencing everything new that she is capable of. It all happens so fast in a little person’s life. She represents life, promise, the future, and does a very good job of compensating for the loss of an old life. What a sweet smile she’s got.


Eric Valentine said...

I can agree whole heartedly with your post.

Living in Canada, I too have been back to the old country 3 times for family losses. Yet at the same time, it's good to see old friends and family of long ago. Nice post Swen. :)

Carol said...

I'm so sorry about your friend's passing!


Eric Valentine said...

I am sorry about your friends passing too Swen, I apologise for overlooking that in my last comment.

BTW, I roared you out on my blog. :)