6 months


As if through frost-covered glass

we peered.

Unable to scrape away

the thin ice we were skating on

between sadness and resignation.

The veil, lifted tentatively

with shaking hands,

revealed a world

seemingly unaltered;

yet changed forever.

Writing along with Amanda’s prompts over at The Habit of Being, today’s is ‘opaque’.

13 Replies to “6 months”

    1. Juliann, I am really sorry for your loss, it is so difficult, I know, and my heart goes out to you. I am so glad this was a comfort to you. Just being there for your dad is such a huge thing and will be a great comfort for him. Grief is a process we must go through, it is so hard, but I have found things do get better with time. Take care of yourself too xx

  1. HI Janey, just popped over after seeing Ellie’s My Week post and saw these posts relating to your Mum. I hadn’t realised that you too had lost your Mum in January, it’s exactly 6 months since I lost mine too, I’ve certainly found creative things, my blog and photography have been an enormous help. Just wanted to say I think your poem is very beautiful. 🙂

    1. Oh Jane, I wish I could give you a hug, I am so sorry you too lost your mum in January. Hard to believe 6 months can go so fast and yet at the same time, so slowly. Writing, photography and the blog have definitely been a huge release and help for me too. Much love, Jane xx

      1. Fast and slow, yes, time’s a strange thing isn’t it Jane. I was very lucky to have my Mum so close by for so long and lots of happy memories to treasure , I try to follow her example and focus on the good things 🙂 🙂 Jane xx

      2. Your mum sounds like she was a lovely person, Jane. My mum taught me many incredible things, simple things that take you through life in such a good way xx

  2. Jane, this is such a lovely poem and accurately expresses the almost surreal way that life continues on when we lose someone we loved. Thank you for sharing it with us. xx

  3. such incredible words Jane, that captures that fragility of life after a loss so beautifully. Sending you and your family very much love. xx

    1. Katie, thank you so very much for your kind words. We are doing really well, I am so proud of my dad and where he is 6 months later. I hope you have had a good weekend xx

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