Contemplating the End……….

My Auntie lost in thought awhile she is lost in that inner place they go.

Her sister came one last time to see her this morning. I had summoned them, if they wanted the last opportunity while she was still alive. But, I have said that before. I thought I knew better than to go there again?

She has not spoken in three days. She does not open her eyes, but a small slit and there is no acknowledgement anymore. No smiles, no movement of the face. She is inside somewhere. Her arms and legs continue that random flailing. The breathing is shallow and irregular. 

The hospice nurse came by today. The head shake and shrug were replaced with a nod and a look of sadness. No ability to rouse my Auntie. “Where’s that pretty little smile?” There was none…. For now, the smiles must be retained in the memory and refreshed by pictures here and there.

Was she not just the most adorable little girl (1939)

One thought on “Contemplating the End……….

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s