The tears kept showing up, unexpectedly through the day....
So I just decided not to think about it. Just like Scarlett.
Even thinking about it in a positive way was not working.
But, distraction worked pretty well.
Call it what you will...
It has been said that denial is like a warm coat.
You keep it on because it is awfully cold when you take it off.
You wear it for a reason.
So Emma and I searched for and booked hotels in Paris, Florence and Rome.
I tried to book rail passage from Paris to Florence.
It seems to be a little early to do that.
We watched the first part of Lady Jane.
I waited for months for this movie to come in at the library.
Did one of you recommend it?
Katie and I read The Courage of Sarah Noble.
I have to bribe Katie to read to her. Isn't that sad.
So I scratched her back and read two chapters.
Then I read to her when she ate dinner.
This was genius.
Katie ate very well and she finally got interested in the story.
We sat on the couch to finish the final two chapters.
She listened willingly.
Here is a poem I just stumbled upon this morning in Step by Step (A Pathway Reader)
Forget each kindness that you do
As soon as you have done it;
Forget the praise that falls to you
The moment you have won it;
Forget the slander that you hear
Before you can repeat it;
Forget each slight, each spite, each sneer,
Whenever you may meet it.
Remember every kindness done
To you, whate'er its measure;
Remember praise by others won
And pass it on with pleasure;
Remember every promise made
And keep it to the letter;
Remember those who lend you aid
And be a grateful debtor.
Remember all the happiness
That comes your way in living;
Forget each worry and distress,
Be hopeful and forgiving;
Remember good, remember truth,
Remember heaven's above you,
And you will find, through age and youth,
True joys and hearts to love you.
Encourage one another,