Deep Sigh

Pure Light


Found out this morning that my teacher, muse, and mother figure, Rebecca, is in the hospital. I didn’t know for a week, and when I got there this morning, seeing her prone took my breath away. I
knew when I started seeing her 7 years ago, when she was 87, that she might get sick one day. But, I didn’t really know it.


She’d shattered her ankle and she’s battling pneumonia, and being a Christian Scientist, she’s refusing medication. I’ve never felt so useless.


My heart’s broke.


15 thoughts on “Deep Sigh”

  1. Oh lord, I’m so sorry. Having recently lost my Auntie Blanche this one hits pretty close to home. Fingers crossed that she battles back. I’m glad you’re close enough to visit with her.

  2. Oh, I’m so sorry. I have been thinking a lot lately about writing a letter to my teacher and muse from college — and now you’ve just spurred me on to do it. Thank you. And sending all the good thoughts I have for her recovery. (((hugs))) for you too.

  3. Oh, I’m so sorry. We are going through similar issues with my 82 year old Mom – not quite the same, but the worry and the care is the same.

    Best wishes to you, and to Rebecca.

  4. Oh I remember the posts where you’ve written about what an inspiring woman she is. What a history and past she’s invited you to share. My prayers are with her now.

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