Monday, February 7, 2011

Do Spirits Cry?

I sat at my kitchen table one sunny morning a day or so ago, looking out the window into the snowy backyard. That window was new; a lovely and spacious bay window David and I had installed the winter before he died.
Looking through it is always bittersweet. Sweet memories,  dreams now of our life the way it was, mixed with the bitter reality of loss. 

The hedges surrounding our deck  were laden with snow. There were no birds. A few icicles hung from the roof, but not many.

I have tulip bulbs sprouting in a glass dish on the window sill. The cat was curled up on a kitchen chair, napping in the warm February sunshine. It was unseasonably mild for this time of year and some of the snow was beginning to melt. I turned my face to the morning sun and began a conversation with David as I usually do.

Movement drew my eye to the window pane.

It was a lone drop of water, glistening in the sunlight. 
It sat there for a second or two, then slowly trickled down the glass, like a tear drop running down somebody's cheek.   

17 comments:

jojo said...

Oh my...I hope so. I would love to believe that we are visited and that they are sad to be without us as we are without them...

Naturegirl said...

My dear Wendy you see with your heart..may "his spirit" dry your tears..in time.

Hilary said...

You have such a beautiful way of keeping David in your life. It's an amazing connection you share. But I'm sorry for the tears you shed.

Grammy said...

"If you believe so it shall be"
I my self feel the spirit can and will stay around as long as they feel they should. I too believe in clues. And massages. I wish I had the words to comfort you. Know I am hear and I care deeply. Big hug. E

Karin said...

Did you know that God collects our tears? Love when the sun does that on my windows!

Cheryl said...

Dear Wendy, so tender, so beauitful.....you touch the very heart of me....

Do pop over to my blog......the dwarf iris are in bloom. They shine out in the garden......as yours and David's love shines.

Grayquill said...

Exciting...the pic of your book! Reading Between the Lines. Great title! I think there will be a guy in Seattle ordering one of those.
To your post...it reminded me of the Gospel song, "If these Old Walls Could Speak"
I don't know if spirits cry but we sure do. Good post!

JeanMac said...

All I can say is, "sending love!"

Celia said...

I think David sees your tears and comforts you. I think you are connected forever.

Maggie May said...

You have a wonderful way with words and there is such feeling there.
You will never forget David.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Rose said...

So beautiful, Wendy. I'm hoping that my niece can find the same signs of her husband that you have been seeing of David these past months since his passing. It will help her in her journey of healing, too.

I'm so excited to see your book on the sidebar--congratulations, Wendy!

Shrinky said...

Hello Wendy, I am new to your site, and therefore not yet fully aware of your present circumstances, other than you appear to have recently lost someone whom you loved very much. I'm sending warm, postive thoughts your way. Your words are moving and written with grace, I hope to pop by to visit with you more in the future. (Hugs)

kanak7 said...

Oh Wendy...it's a sign for sure. But the way you describe it...touches our hearts.

Beverly said...

I got chills.....it is so wonderful when we know still connect with loved ones....

Natalie said...

((((((Wendy))))).
As a Medium, I absolutely know that they worry about us, and empathise with our hurts. They are still them, and you are still you. However, if given the chance, they will always choose to uplift you. Where they are is SOOOO beautiful, that they wish to lift us all up in vibration to feel the wonder and beauty of their realm. I feel to say, if I may?

You are so loved.xx♥

Unknown said...

My brother passed away three months ago and since then I can feel teardrops on me from time to time. Why does he keep crying over me???

Monique Smith said...

My brother passed away three months ago and since then I can feel teardrops on me from time to time. Why does he keep crying over me???