Grief #atozchallenge #elderly #haiku #photography


spider lily

final song

head fell against the pillow

flowers wept

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I don’t need to explain what grief is in a time when the flowers in so many gardens are weeping.

One of my patients, before she was put in isolation, told me that she thought about her husband every day.

“He was a good man. Always looking for ways to make me happy. It was unexpected- His heart just failed.”

I saw the tears in her eyes. They expressed gratitude as much as grief.

 

These times are hard. I wonder if my clients will survive this pandemic. When I said “goodbye” when the lock down started, I didn’t know what to expect. (I had to make a hard decision to call off until Covid is under control because I have a high-risk family member who I could not put at risk daily.)

The last quarantine I was part of I was locked in not out of the hospital.

I’m also missing Uganda very much. The weeping flower above is a spider lily from Uganda.

How about giraffes? They are so beautiful and graceful. The spots on that mama are one of a kind. I can watch these animals all day.

what’s your favorite animal to watch???

And thank you A to Z challenge for a day in the key of G

G also stands for grateful. Thank a healthcare worker. Here’ s blog of a pathologist doing his part for Co-Vid 

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Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. One of the many exciting things I've had the honor of doing is writing with an E. African team that is developing elementary curriculum for African children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children (on all continents) who want to learn. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2011 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the co-producer of that fast growing blog community. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

8 thoughts on “Grief #atozchallenge #elderly #haiku #photography

  1. Hi Lesley … I’m so glad my mother and uncle went a few years ago – I couldn’t manage now in these circumstances. Take care – grief is always there …but you’re wise to look after your loved ones first – I love the spider plants; while giraffe – amazing creatures, but I love warthogs … and too miss Africa – so can understand you missing Uganda – must be so difficult for them. All the best and take care – Hilary

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  2. I am worried for my husband who is just out of hospital but grateful he is getting better and we have a house and garden we love to isolate in. Since the bushfires koalas have come to people’s attention and I agree they look very cute and cuddly although holding them is not encouraged.

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