the day he left was a brilliant day. it was finally over. all the waiting. all the fuss. all the pain. there was no more what if. only what is.
of course i was left to sort through what is. what was. and figure out the difference between what was and what is.
the rain. the hospital. the tears. the cancer. the kleenex. the food in the cupboard. the clothes in the closet. the money in the bank. the memories in my mind.
what's real? what's fabricated? what's only my perception?
my perception is my reality.
one foot in front of the other. moving. shifting. changing. growing.
without having to wonder when it was finally going to happen, i could focus on what was next. but then, just what the hell was next?
but let me stay in this moment of brilliance for one more moment. one more moment of relief. one more moment of surrender. one more moment of knowing. one more moment of peace. one more moment of this gift my father has given to me in letting go of this world and giving it to me to do with as i choose.
the funeral can wait one more goddamn minute while i sit here in this peace.
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