March 15th, the “Ides of March”. William Shakespeare immortalized this date in a soothsayer’s advice to Julius Caesar. Maybe what he really captured is a universal truth that we all tend to ignore advice. <grin>.
The “Ides of March” 2006 marks the 2nd anniversary of Patti’s admittance to a 24/7 facility. This journal, “Caregivingly Yours” was created in April 2004 to share our transitional year from the homecare era to a care facility.
Sometimes standing on a beach watching while the sun sitting on the ocean’s horizon paints the sky; mesmerized I easily forget if it’s a sunrise or a sunset. Today’s benchmark is that kind of a day for memories and dreams for me.
Blessed sister, holy mother,
Spirit of the fountain, spirit of the garden,
Suffer us not to mock ourselves with falsehood
Teach us to care and not to care
Teach us to sit still
Even among these rocks,
Our peace in His will
(excerpt from) ‘Ash Wednesday’ by T S Eliot