Bent to Fly*
In spring 2016 we wore life like a pretty daisy chain and all nature was a colorful soothing Portuguese cocoon for our Making-a-Home-in-Portugal (mis-)adventures. But in the summer, the daisy chain tore and the cocoon cracked. And come fall, our family faced a new, bitter reality: On October 21st 2016 my “little” brother Hans, who had fought chronic heart failure for five years, lost his valiant summer-long battle for health- and life.
Death is relentless absence….. we who stay surrender to letting go, and put our trust in the mellow healing of time.
*Title by “Slash” (ex Guns ‘n Roses, lives with defibrillator)