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Just ironed some clothes for myself for going to town. Am so much looking forward to going to town with [livejournal.com profile] quatorze today.

While ironing, couldn't help thinking about Dad. It's quite endearing so see him struggle through the everyday household chores and proudly tell me about the progress he has made. He first learned to do his laundry and now has taught himself to do the ironing as well. Life must and will go on.

on 2007-07-05 08:54 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] quatorze.livejournal.com
Getting ready to go right now! ^__^

on 2007-07-05 10:03 am (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] scribblemoose
I feel the same way about my Mum. She's learning all sorts of new things and is rebuilding her life. I have more admiration for her than ever - but it's sad, too, in a way. *hugs*

on 2007-07-06 06:13 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] aigha.livejournal.com
Yes, what is sad, of course, is the reason they are forced to do it. Having lost one's partner of forty-six years does shake one's world rather profoundly. And their struggling is not the easiest thing to be watching, either, though it is also encouraging to see just how unexpectedly strong people are.

A certain song by a Finnish singer Pekka Ruuska has been mulling in my head for weeks now. It's called "Crocuses" and tells about people who have it rough, one way or the other, and are forced to start over again. The part of the chorus I remember is roughly translated: "They won't bend, they won't break, they rise like crocuses from the snow".
I just keep singing that in my mind, and seeing the crocuses in the snow.

*hugs back*

on 2007-07-05 01:00 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] ditch-gospel.livejournal.com
Hello, long time no see.

Good luck to your dad.

on 2007-07-06 06:20 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] aigha.livejournal.com
Thank you so very much. It's not easy for him, having lost my mother a month ago.

on 2007-07-06 10:53 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] ditch-gospel.livejournal.com
And also, my sincere sympathy on your recent loss. Tough times for a family.

on 2007-07-06 11:43 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] aigha.livejournal.com
Thank you very much. I really, truly appreciate that.

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