Seven Days On

this picture is from Christmas 2011.

Calpurnia’s illness became clear a week ago today and I had been wondering if these days would be harder because of that.  So far I haven’t been dwelling on those days, although I still find it hard to write about her.

Years back I spent some time thinking of theme songs for the cats.  I haven’t found where I did – maybe it was on another blog.   This is the one that reminded me of Calpurnia…

It is a strange coincidence that I always thought that the song ended too soon, too abruptly.

I found this video while hunting up the others for this post.  I love the music and images and effects in it.  It ties in with something else that happened this autumn that I didn’t share so far.  The two hiatus breaks I took in October were to say goodbye to my oldest sister Cathy and then back to attend her funeral.  Calla’s illness was much like that on fast forward.

This next video is a song I have loved for thirty years or more.  It is surprising how well it fits here and now.

But Autumn isn’t the end.  Spring will come.

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12 Responses to Seven Days On

  1. suzie81 says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss – I thought I was going to lose my tortie recently and my world almost ended. Thinking about you…


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  3. Jo Woolf says:

    I love the video of the changing seasons, and your choice of music for Calla is lovely – dainty and elegant but bold and confident at the same time, with a rhythm that sweeps you along – like her fluffy charm! As for ‘Forever Autumn’, I know it will make me cry! I am very sorry to hear about your sister. This has been a sad time for you. I think you have found a deep truth in the video which is hard to put into words – more of a feeling in your heart.


  4. I’m so sorry about your sister. And losing Calla on top of that must have been especially difficult. We’re sending purrs and prayers and hugs.


  5. derrycats says:

    That is an awful lot of grief in a short span of time. I am so sorry…


  6. nadbugs says:

    Three birds landing together, three elks breathing together, three birds flying together . . . in 3/4 time . . . Time, time . . . it’s here, it passes, way way too soon — and yet what’s past is still ours, too, for as long as we live . . . Hard to take it all in. Very hard. Many condolences.


  7. The fall is also a hard time for me as I lost my husband in October. Yet the day of his funeral was so beautiful, the sky an intense blue and the leaves turning scarlet and gold, that it was hard not to pause and wonder at how life continues even when we think we cannot endure.

    I hope you have the opportunity to see more beautiful things and remember your sister and Calla in that context. Their beauty lasts forever, in memory and in spirit.


  8. KittyVoices says:

    You are in our thoughts. So very sorry for your loss.


  9. I’m so sorry about Calla. Kats grieve too.
    Purrs and hugs and purrayers to you.



  10. We are so sorry to read about your sister Cathy and Calpurnia. The videos and music are beautiful and make a beautiful tribute to both of them.
    We are sending many hugs and purrs.
    Carine & Texas


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