It’s Sunday, time to kick back, relax, and remember.
I wanted to dedicate this post to remembering those who have passed. Death is never easy for those left behind. When you lose someone close to you, you are never the same. I shared the poem below shortly after my sister passed away last year. I thought it was fitting to share it again now. Her birthday is next week, so I have been thinking a lot about her lately.
©Animals Are Feeling Beings Too
Even when it’s not someone you personally know, but the loss of a super star, it can be devastating. The following are pictures I took when I visited Paisley Park after Prince passed away last year (April 21st, 2017). It was so much more sparse than what it had been when the news first got out that he was gone. By the time I went most of it had blown away, the flowers had died, and so on.
The sadness is the same when we lose an animal. No doubt about it. Someone I know just lost their beloved Gracie. She is now in the loving arms of her creator.
Singer Sara Renner & I attended the same church for a while. She wrote and sang a song about her beloved cat after he passed away. It’s called “Beautiful Soul” and I have it for you below. It’s absolutely beautiful and moving. It captures the heart of all of us who have a furry family member. I hope you enjoy.
It is difficult at times isn’t it. When a celebrity dies, it tends to flag a parcel of time which you will immediately relate too upon hearing about them again. Family would naturally be “flagged” by birthdays. My older sister and I were born on the same day, albeit 3 years apart. It is impossible for me to celebrate my birthday, without remembering her. As for pets? Even with Ray being alive and well, his projected lifespan is not that long simply by being a dog, and watching him at times, I immediately think of Skeeta – a siamese-X cat of many, many years ago. We are sensitive beings aren’t we. but I would not change. 🙂
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Yes to everything you mentioned. Being born on the same day as your sister definitely must make it a bit difficult. There are studies that show people grieve the same for the loss of a pet as they do a human.
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That does not surprise me at all. You are surely more likely to miss a pet that was in your life every day for (e.g.) 12 years, than you would perhaps a friend of 30 years who you only heard from at Christmas time! Loss is surely a relative term. 🙂
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Happy birthday to your sister. What a wonderful tribute.
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Thank you so much! I’ll be doing a birthday post next Sunday.