Monday, July 10, 2006
I have a Tom place in my office/sitting room. It has his Air Force picture/medals/insignia/dogtags in a shadow box hanging on the wall. Surrounding the shadow box are angels from different cultures, the dragonfly legend and other meaningful things. Sitting on the top of the book case, under the shadow box, are other things - crystals, candles, two angel statues, a rock inscribed with the word "Love", a fossilized sand dollar, the framed memorial news clipping from the 1st anniversary of his death and an 8 X 10 picture in a frame.
Since I created this space, the picture in the frame has been one of Tom's Bar Association pics that I particularly liked. It was a formal, "solemn" picture as it was used in the Bar Assn Directory.
Yesterday, in keeping with this new, lighter feeling inside, I changed the photo to this - it is just Tom. I took it one night right after work when we were getting ready to sit down to have our cocktail and review the events of the day. It was our loving ritual and one I miss. That smile, that hand held just that way - oh Tom. I miss that man to the bottom of my soul. I will love him forever and am filled with gratitude for our time together. Namaste.