Gathering Wool

I am thinking this morning. Thinking about things that are coming up and things that are happening.

1. Life is a Verb, Patti Digh's beautiful new book is available. The official launch date is in September. As a prelude for the launch people are writing to Patti's blog, 37 Days, - - astounding letters about what they would do if they had 37 Days to Live. I really urge you to go to her blog and read some of these letters - they are touching, and they set you to thinking.

As a part of the build-up for Life is a Verb I have an appointment to interview Patti by phone next week and on September 8 post the interview on my blog. I loved the essays when she posted them on her blog during the last three years. The book brings them together in sequences that transform them into an incredible hand-book for living an intentional life.

2. I am thinking about Mama.
Last week-end when I sat with Mama I was reading Life is a Verb. I thought at the time it was rather ironic.I don't know whether Mama has 37 days, or fewer, or more to live but I do know she has definitely started on her journey.

When my sisters tell me "she is sleeping" I know she is snuggled under this soft, colorful fleece coverlet. I can't help wishing I did not live more than 600 miles away.
3. I dreamed last night that I met a woman who had started a company to make journals from genealogy materials. I guess I am telling myself to get back to that work.
Mostly, I am thinking about Patti's question. What would I do if I only have 37 days to live? Would any of what I am doing matter?
Have you thought about it?


Granny Sue said...

37 days? Besides crowding time with family?
I'm a practical person and I'm also one who takes care of others. So:
I'd be writing as much as possible, getting old photos organized and labeled. I'd also be making sure all my "business" was in order so my husband could find insurance policies, know when to pay bills etc--anything to keep him from worrying.

The rest of my time would be spent in soaking up the beauty of this world, capturing as much of it as I could in my remaining time.

Probably sounds mundane, not terricially exciting things to do, but for me it would help me transition out of here more comfortably if I know everyone is taken care of.

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