|For my northern friends...the only way I know it is fall in FL when the|
grocery store pastes construction paper fall leaves in the produce department.
These are REAL FALL LEAVES!
And just about the time, I think maybe, just maybe I might be getting a tiny grip on what this journey and dying is about…it slips away from me. The most magnificent friends and family have offered and have asked me to call if I need help….and I have promised that I would let them know when I need it…but then it occurred to me that I cannot let them know when I need help, because quite frankly, most of the time, I do not know myself.
So when she called and asked… I said yes…I did not want to say yes. I am afraid to need help, to give up any of my independence. “Help” to me feels like being weak, or quitting, or not being good enough. And OMG I hate it.
But today may have been the best thing I have done in such a long time! She picked up my groceries, the one thing I really was not supposed to do, but then she brought me homemade leftover roast beef, fresh green beans and carrots and roasted potatoes…so so good and some great REAL FALL “turning” leaves from up north. One of my “Bucket List” trips to see the leaves turn, that I screwed around and waited too long to do! She taped the leaves to my front window and “poooof” Fall is here!…. Thank You, A….you made my day! Maybe next time asking for help will not be so damn hard!
"Summer Song" Chad & Jeremy