by R.T. Fitch
Last Sunday’s Father’s Day installment was, perhaps, a little dark for the day but with good reason. Many, many good people are struggling with personal issues of loss, care-giving and diminished hope yet continue to get up everyday, face their fears while doing good for their families and others.
I love that sort of fighting spirit and grit; it is what makes us such a great society, country and a strong advocacy. We tend to our own, continue the fight and lick our wounds before we lay our heads down knowing that we will do it all over again the next day.
Without discounting or demeaning human loss and separation there is also the pain that comes with the passing of our animal companions that plague the heart and hover over our spirits on a day to day basis. I have always said that the holes in your heart will never be filled but instead; you learn to embrace the voids as it keeps the memories alive and you push on. That in and of itself makes their lives eternal and it pushes me forward to love even more.
With that said, a dear friend sent me a video this week of Willie Nelson’s latest song and I have no problem in telling you that it made my eyes leak…a lot.
Perhaps it is Willie, at his age, sitting before that microphone setting a heart rending philosophy to music or maybe it is just the lyrics itself, either way it touches the heart and soul.
So if you will humor me one more time and trip the light eternal; we will venture into our hearts and seek strength and solace for what tomorrow may bring.
Be strong my friends and remember that you are not , by any means, alone. ~ R.T.