PlazaJen: Passion Knit

Sunday, April 23, 2006

It Goes The Other Way, Too.

That's a great line from "True Romance". It captures the essence of my whole weekend, and while I'd love to be brilliant & write all kinds of things and tell you all the stories, I'm wiped out. It may take a long time to get to that point. I'm on a pendulum that swings between high hopes & abject grief, and I don't really see it stopping anytime soon.

We had a wonderful visit. Many tears were shed, many smiles, many long lingering hugs. It is a blessing and a curse, you know, to be told you have terminal cancer. It means you're going to die (time: unknown) and it means you have time (unknown), to cherish every moment and put your life in a little bit of order. Unfortunately, it means you & everyone else's heart breaks every day. Mine is breaking all over again, and I can't write much more. So, I give you the excerpt from one of my father's most favorite movies. Pretty much sums it all up.

I kept asking Clarence why our world
seemed to be collapsing...

and everything seemed so shitty,
and he'd say,

"That's the way it goes.

But don't forget:
It goes the other way too."
posted by PlazaJen, 7:47 PM