It is a long while since posting here, but life hasn’t been normal. Amidst family visits to Australia and packing to move home, communication has been mostly one way – others to me.
Now I sit at a bedside where a member of my family is breathing his last and has lost the powers of communication completely. How fortunate I am to still have mine. Although one way, me to Dad, the importance of using words while I still can banishes all bucket list items to a pile of fruitless endeavours.
Now is the time to communicate the positives. Leave your emotional spring cleaning for another day. Forget the buts, what-ifs, protocols, correctness, moods, sensitivities or schedules. Stop the rushing clock before it gets stopped for you. Pull out the gratitude, the gifts and treasures of memory. Don’t wait for Valentine’s Day to say, “I love you,” and why. Who knows, you might save on the ‘if-onlys’ and the spring cleaning.