What do you do?
When your mother has just died?
I don’t know about you but when something big happens I need quiet, space and time.
Recently my dear friends dear Father died, and he said he needed quiet and time to get used to the change. I knew I needed to do the same, but only because it rang true when he said it was part of the way things were for him.
Following Mum’s death I took 2 days off work and I gave myself just that, quiet, space and time. I walked, I thought, I sat and I reflected. Firstly I visited a place where I had been with Mum, and secondly to a place I had been with me.
the last time I looked down this path – Mum was in the middle of it. She wasn’t this time.
I often go here to think. It is quiet, it is lonely, it is windswept, it has views and it is utterly wonderful.
I sat on a bench and I time, space and silence sat in the seat next to me.