conversation is an engine

A lot can happen in a conversation

Someone Died and Everything is Different

with 3 comments

Times Change Us.

A gentleman acquaintance—someone I barely knew.

Mrs. Kirkistan and I were in a meeting with him not two weeks ago, and now he is absent. It’s a shock—but our shock is minor compared to that of the grieving widow and children. They have our sympathies and prayers. I cannot imagine the shift in outlook this change has wrought for them.

Even for me, who did not know him, there is a clear hole where he once existed. A big nothing–a memory–where, moments ago, a person stood.

And so. Mourning.

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

–Jesus the Christ

We usually want to stick those holy old, churchy words in a pew to visit on Sunday or Easter. But today, even from the distance where I stand, they hold a glimmer.

NothingEverChanges-2-03052015

###

Image credit: Kirk Livingston

Advertisements

3 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. I’m sorry to hear about your loss.

    createarteveryday

    March 5, 2015 at 4:55 pm


But wait--what do you think? Tell me:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: