Enough already, 2017

We are barely into the second half of the year and already we’ve suffered too many deaths.

Famous people, yes. It’s always a shame when our idols depart.

But closer to home, it has been a tragic year.
For people. And pets.
Maybe that took you by surprise?
I care that too many pets have died?
I would claim their deaths as something to mourn?
Yes. I would.
I didn’t know Chester Bennington. Or George Romero. Or John Heard.
Or, or, or…the list could go on and on.
But I raised my sweet Nellie from a runty pup to an elegant 95 dog year old.
And I’m not alone…many of my friends and family have lost pets this year.
These losses hit home.

And then there’re the people…
Several of my friends have lost their fathers recently.
Brothers have died, too.
I may not have known these men well, or at all, but I ache for the people in my life who are suffering.
I grieve with them. And for them.
These losses hit heart.

I know, I’m getting to that age where this kind of stuff happens. People don’t live forever. Depression, disease, accidents, aging…I’m old, they’re old, or older…
Death is part of life.

But so is balance.

Let me reiterate,

About Mary Fran Says

I am an artist, crafter, designer and writer. I enjoy working with mixed media-- applying visual and tactile manipulations to telling a story. Not a lot of market for that, though, :), so I'm focusing on short story submissions and novel completions. Yes, plural. Lots of beginnings, too many ideas, not enough focus.
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2 Responses to Enough already, 2017

  1. srha1987 says:

    Amen, Mary. Sorry about your sweet girl. I hope the new one is easing the grief in your heart. ☺

  2. Pingback: Christmas Letter ’17 | Mary Lamphere

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