Saturday, October 23, 2010

The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears

They say it takes a village to raise a child, and I think it also takes a village to look after a widow. Through the last few weeks and months I have had more grief and pain than I ever thought I could bear but I have also had more warmth, generosity and support than I ever expected or thought it possible to receive. I have felt bereft and alone at the same time as feeling loved and protected.
Here are a few of the wonderful people who have helped me in the last few days sort out bank accounts.....cancel passports,
massage my poor aching heart,
sing to me,
and feed me...

All when they had their own busy lives to lead. Thank you my darling friends of East Harling and the wider world. Here is Tony and Marianne Backhouse singing outside our house before leaving for their next workshop in Bath. (I'm so sorry that it ends sooner than it should.)


Anonymous said...

hey Joey,

just stopped by to see how you're doing and I'm so glad to find your good neighbours looking after you this well. Maybe I'll try to find a way to send you some homemade scottish soup over the webwaves:) But for the moment and since you're fond of music I'm listening to an old Aussie song, on utube, in your honour. It's poppy Ross Wilson & Mondo Rock number; 'State of the heart'. take care

with love, Rosie (Glasgow)

ps the little white puppydog vid is just lovely

JoeyJoJo said...

Thanks Rosie. Nice to see you over here at the blog.
My sister's best friend once sent her some Rice-a-riso in an envelope from her previous nights dinner so soup is realy only one step away.