Tuesday, June 24, 2014


DEPARTURES

Lotsa stuff going on, small stuff under the circs-- like the monkeys got all my biwa (loquats), what's new; I just took too long to get to them myself. Been meaning to post about the daily this and that but there's too much and too many types of bigger goings on, primary among them the fact that Kasumi and Trio are moving out of their apartment three years after moving here from up north right after the Fukushima disaster that set all this in motion.

The Quartet is now staying with us for the week of finalizing before moving on to California to start new lives there, so it's the beginning to an end of sorts for us as well; we'll now have less need for this big house, garden, firewoods... Uberdecisions must be considered; it's like I'm 25 again, but a few decades hopefully wiser... Hmmm...

This caught me short, I must admit; I'd been unaware of leaning so hard on the past, less toward the delight in things that come from tomorrow like light to the eye... But for the grandies themselves, whom I have seen grow to this loveliness, now will go on without end, just as it once would for me...

Once I did what they are doing: departed for but a mere spell of time - when I had so much of it - without need for a long glance back, since I would be returning before much time had gone-- and then one day, a moment ago was a lifetime away, and I learned that a heart could grow so large, hold dear so many worlds, and not quite fall to pieces...

6 comments:

ted said...

Knowing from these pages how much you dote on those kids, I imagine this must be very tough for you.

Deb said...

What Ted said. A sea-change. Despite my efforts I'm finding change harder to adjust to with age. I never expected it, and it surprises me.

You touch life with more grace than I, and you'll probably cope with this change better than most of us would/do, and not quite fall to pieces...

Robert Brady said...

Many thanks, Ted and Deb, for your helpful and gracious words.

Tabor said...

Such a difficult time. As I age I have appreciated family and relied on its strength so much more. When young the world was my oyster and everyone else had to keep up. So now it is their turn.

catherine nicholas said...

Love your words, so many stages to pass through. Wish you both a gentle journey, and lots of vacations in Cali!

Robert Brady said...

Thanks, Cath-- hope to meet you there a buncha times...