Monday, 2 February 2015

A SAD DAY

Daisy Meadow - Katherine Green
I've had a strange, upsetting day with flashes of light among the tears. A very junior member of our extended family was killed in a car crash abroad. Devastating for her young mother and all the family. What can you do but send loving thoughts, weep tears of frustration and empathy, and light a candle?

The flashes of light? It seems wrong to talk about niceness in the midst of tragedy but, for one thing, I am grateful that my kids are all here with me this evening, alive and well. Other good things today were writing related, of course. Another blurb came in for Miss Emily, for example. (That is sixteen so far. People have been extraordinarily kind.) Other than that, it has been a day for reflection on how fortunate I am and how swiftly and cruelly life can change.

Keep Baby M in your thoughts, if you will. In your prayers, if you pray.

8 comments:

Linnet In Oriel said...

Nuala, that is such terrible news. My thoughts go out to your family today. It is all we can do in such dark times, is to appreciate the 'flashes of light' and hold our loved ones very very close. xx
Shauna

Nuala Ní Chonchúir said...

Thanks so much, Shauna. It's devastating for the Mom. I can only imagine.

Emily said...

Oh Nuala, I am so sorry to hear this :( lighting a candle for the baby and her family xxx

Nuala Ní Chonchúir said...

Thanks, Emily, that's lovely of you. I'll email you x

Vanessa Gebbie said...

HI Nuala - I am so so sorry to hear - it must have echoes through the whole family. My heart goes out to the mother, and to everyone touched by this.

Niall McArdle said...

very sorry to read this. hope her family and yours can find some good in all of the tragedy ... apologies if that is too ludicrous a sentiment

Nuala Ní Chonchúir said...

Thanks, Vanessa and Niall. It's all so sad. Hard to know what to do, say, think.

746books said...

Such sad news. It always makes you pause and think when you hear news like this. I'm going to give my twins an extra goodnight kiss. My condolences to your family.