“Daylight I must wait for the sunrise/I must think of a new life/And I mustn’t give in/
When the dawn comes/Tonight will be a memory too/And a new day will begin…”
Lyrics from “Memory” by Andrew Lloyd Webber, from the musical Cats
I was just about to embellish my picket fence entry gate with American flags in honor of Memorial Day when the rain started coming down. I’d thought the rainy weather forecast for today was off since by 5:00 the rain had not come; rather, it just showed up late. Let’s hope that the weather forecast for tomorrow, Memorial Day, allegedly being party cloudy is spot-on. I must get the flags out, my small contribution for loads of gratitude for all the brave soldiers who’ve fought for our country over many, many years in numerous wars. I can’t imagine what they’ve gone through, and my heart goes out to all survivors suffering from post-traumatic stress, and to the loved ones of those we’ve lost in combat.
Memorial Day also gravitates my thoughts to a more personal level of loss; to my loved ones, human family members, feline family members, and dear friends who are no longer here on this earth. My thoughts are with you all, especially this weekend.
Here’s a little pictorial memorial of my kitty angels:
And my two feline soulmates from The Blue Bell Foundation for Cats…
I miss you all dearly and deeply. Happy Memorial Day!