Parker...thank you for seeing beauty in this.
Denise...yes, grief reverberates into every crevice of one's life, and takes its time about receding, but is a natural process, to be sure. Thank you, Denise, for your encouraging words...and for reading.
Mike (bsq)...what's staggering is your lavish praise...knock it off! (but thanks) What I meant about your freeverse style is how you write in what comes across to the reader as stream of consciousness...and for your reader, it's as if one is inside, thinking and feeling and looking out of you. I admire your ability to bring me into you.
Mike...thank you for reading and for responding...is it the personal nature of the piece that makes it difficult? I appreciate your response, but no need to ever feel obligated to respond to my posts, you know?
Serenity...hugs back, and thank you.
Rex...yes, MANY exceptional writers! Thank you, Rex, for everything.
Aimster...thank you for reading, and welcome...I look forward also to reading your work.
Michael...your sweet response was magic to me. Thank you.
Marge...thanks so much for reading, Marge. I'm glad you liked this.
James...and to read of your reaction to it, also a joy. Thank you, James.
Hoot Owl...I am the lucky one, I think. Thank you, Ruth, for your warm words.
Suthern...Thanks so much, for reading and letting me know what you think.
SEA...I'm glad you enjoyed reading it, thank you!
Many thanks to all...Your responses have me a wee bit overwhelmed today. You are a treasure, each.