Wednesday, September 14, 2016

A Day at a Time


Dealing with the loss of the most amazing woman I have ever met. I wrote a poem that I read at her funeral called She was the Sun. She left, trailing stars behind her. Now I'm writing a book about that last journey with her, two months of day and night shifts as cancer slowly killed her. It can be a cruel place, this world. Greater than pain is the bond with people, said the great Jean Vanier.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear O. R.
I know only your books, but because of them, you have shared a great deal of your wisdom and soul. I am sure the loss of your mother stays with you because not much time has passed. It's great that your daughter is out there in the world and I am sure your mother lives on in both of you because your lineage is strong.
Thanks for your inspiration and courage,
Nancy from Nova Scotia

OR Melling said...

Thank you, Nancy, for your kind thoughts. Nova Scotia is a beautiful place, very like Ireland and Scotland.