I forgot to blog last night. I was putting together our family's old Super 8 tapes into a DVD. I have made this video over and over during the past year or so for various family members. This time was especially hard though as I haven't watched the film since my grandma died in the spring. It was like watching the "People We Have Lost This Year" footage at the Oscars -- highlights from a lifetime that is now over.
I don't read many books that are solely about loss. I'm a pretty emotional gal and there are just some books that I decide not to read (The Sweet Hereafter). There are others that I don't know much about and so I read them and then emphatically swear that I will never read them again because of the sadness involved (Prayer for Owen Meany). Am I ducking out on an essential part of life or is it okay to avoid something that I feel I get enough of in real life?
And yes, the weather in Seattle has been quite grey ... how did you know?
Putting the melancholy back into the holidays,