This week I have been feeling a little numb coming to terms with the loss of our lovely Lenny and with all the intense feelings of recent loss that his passing reevokes. It is now light enough for me to walk along the river to work and although this is a very familiar path, nature is always changing the scenery and gracing the morning with new gifts which I really appreciate. My Dad, even in the most gruelling stages of his illness, always taught me to appreciate the little things in life. This simple poem is a tribute to Dad’s inspiring sense of wonder.
You always had a sense of wonder
Looked on life with joy and hope
Storms came roaring, nights of thunder
Amazing how you chose to cope
When I am walking by this river
It makes me feel so close to you
Yesterday I felt a shiver
Was that robin sent by you?
You never took this life for granted
Had such purpose and true grace
In me this spirit you have planted
How I miss your smiling face