The Garden of Darkness and Light #20


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I know the bell has tolled this evening. The sun has long since set and the thief is about to come, and there is nothing I can do to stop it. So I stare at her and wait and live a lifetime in these last remaining moments.” – Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

Hanging Rose

Perpetual life follows the petal’s fall

Sonia, Anna, the nurse, and I engaged in Sophie’s playfulness. Sonia hovered over her and acted as our intercessor with the bright mind trapped in the frail body that Sophie inhabited. To entertain Anna, who obviously cared more for Sophie than she let on, we told old stories about ourselves and the ridiculous things we said, did, and believed when we were in our 20’s. Continue reading


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