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When Memories Are Left

Updated on August 27, 2011

Mourning the Morning

This is not a tragic mourning process. It is not a process needing approval. It is not a validation process. It is a process for my celebration and understanding. It's a process of clarification for me. It's a process to strengthen me. It's a process of moving forward by using the evidence of the past. This is a process of love.

I didn't seek a stranger: to become an acquaintance; to become a friend; to become a confidant; to become a lover; to become a partner; to become my life. It happened. It didn't happen all at once. It took seven years. It wasn't simple and without pain. It is what it is. An association that was not without confusion and understanding; indifference and devotion; uncertainty and trust; hesitation and determination; shortcomings and worth; pain and love.

I didn't seek endorsements when we started our relationship and I don't seek any now. It's my journey mapped with your love.

Did I or do I mourn? I mourned more than once. I mourned each phrase of our relationship because of the uncertainly of the next knowing we couldn't go back. But then, as we moved forward we created something else, cherished memories. Will I continue to mourn? Absolutely!!! In mourning I can't help dancing. I remember we danced. In mourning I can't help laughing. I remember we laughed. In mourning I cry. I remember we cried. In mourning I can't help loving. I remember your love.


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    • Benoitsmidget profile image

      Benoitsmidget 6 years ago from Boston

      Sad in such a beautiful way.

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      Victoria Lynn 6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      sweethearts--Listening to "Always" while reading your poetic words gave me goosebumps that lingered.... Seriously. This is a beautiful song, one that I actually sang in my mom's wedding long ago. :-) Your words are beautiful. Sounds like you had a great love. I had to check you out after I saw you comment on a couple of my hubs. I love what you said on your profile, I love this hub. You have a new follower, as well! Voted up, beautiful, and awesome!

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      Twila Nelson 6 years ago from Carmichael, California

      Comforting and Soothing Hub about love and mourning, and I thank you for sharing a bit of true love.

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      Jools99 6 years ago from North-East UK

      Beautiful words. The last paragraph is very moving, remembrance can result in laughter and tears, that's what makes us human.

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      sweethearts2 6 years ago from Northwest Indiana


      Thank you for the read and your thoughts. I appreciate the time you took to read and understand. Thank you!

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 6 years ago

      Very beautiful. I love Sinatra! And the photo was beautiful too. :) I liked the way you described the deep love of a relationship, and then to lose it, is heart breaking. Very beautiful indeed! :)