Tuesday, January 4, 2011
A Journey - Not a Destination
Someone put the link on my desktop. A video of Josh getting his ear pierced at WalMart, narrated by his brother PJ. Josh's comedic expressiveness and PJ's deadpan commentary allowed for simultaneous laughter and painful crying - a phenomena heretofore I had not known existed. Life keeps coming - and I have to respond. I'm moving along but not always forward - and that's ok. My sensitivity to the pain of others has heightened and deepened - a friend's brother lost to brain cancer at the age of 41. Scotty, like Josh, so brilliant, so young, so loved. A neighbor's son, age 24, killed in a car crash during the Christmas holiday. The wound seems never to heal - made fresh by these events, though noncontiguous, touching nonetheless.