I had decided to be silent for the day, even wearing a button I made on a personal retreat when I went out.
In hindsight, it looks like I did honor the spirit of last week, just not formally saying 'I wish to choose silence to honor my Mom', but I wasn't thinking along those lines at the time.
What do you wish to enjoy?
Oddly enough, the first thing I thought about was a George Michael/Wham from the 80s...which of course I had to share with you here!
Who did not know George Michael was gay?
A few weeks before the anniversary, my daughter and I had started the process of decluttering and releasing things I'd held onto from Mom's house, a bittersweet process.
I surprisingly enjoyed the process.
As the donation truck carried the bags away, I had this feeling of lightness. I hadn't realized I'd still been holding onto so much tension by holding on to so much of her stuff.
So today, I wish to enjoy that lightness by continuing the process of letting go of Mom's things that hold no family history.
And I'm still wishing to enjoy a few days at the beach (scheduled for the beginning of September) so I double wish for Hurricane Irene to dissipate so I can go to Myrtle Beach!