We said goodbye to Randy’s other grandpa this month. He slipped away holding Randy’s hand – finally departing this world after years with his eyes and heart elsewhere, yearning to be again with his true love who died too soon. His death was bittersweet. We’re sad to lose him but his life was satisfying. He lived well. And now he is done. Ready to move on, with no loose ends left behind.
Randy and I turned inward after the funeral, thinking about our own losses and feeling even more connected through the pain of them. And so we decided to go away alone/together for our brthdays, to Chicago. More and more we feel like we are the only two people in the universe, somehow. Its hard to explain, so I’ll again borrow words to do it for me.
Soul Meets Body by Death Cab for Cutie
And I do believe it’s true
That there are roads left in both of our shoes
But if the silence takes you
Then I hope it takes me too
So [blue] eyes I hold you near
Cause you’re the only song I want to hear
A melody softly soaring through my atmosphere