Daphne Gray-Grant's writing tip, above, also applies to life itself.
I had to go write it down.
I write down a lot of things I already know, because I need reminders.
Then there are reminders I perhaps don't need.These runners, kept at the bottom of the basement steps so that I won't track any alkaline dust around the floor when I return upstairs, remind me of a death that still pains me. I feel it every time I slip these shoes on; there is that moment of remembering.
I had gone to Shelly's to be with her for a week or two after Dale's passing, and one day her daughters invited us for a river-floating afternoon. I needed throw-away shoes to wear in the water and mud, and purchased these for $15.
We gals had a lovely day on the Pembina River. That, I like to be reminded of. Dale, I also like to remember. What happened to Dale, what Dale did — no.
Maybe it is time to get rid of these shoes.