Thursday, June 11, 2009

Some personal news

My father has passed away.

I started blogging in June 2002 when my mother was very ill. Among other things it was a means of coping with what was happening. The intensity of obssessive blogging was good for muffling the feelings I couldn't cope with. She died in November 2002.

This time around I couldn't cope with blogging at all. Funny that, isn't it? My mother's illness got me chattering and my father's - shut me up. But then, I have changed a lot from then to now. Changed and not changed.

One day about a fortnight or so ago, I was with my father and he was at his computer. Even checking up on his mail had become far too confusing for him, this man who had always been so capable, independent and sharp. And he wouldn't let me help.

Suddenly he was in my blog. But he was just staring at the screen blankly. He obviously couldn't make the words out, or couldn't remember what he was doing. It broke my heart.

Please whoever is reading this take care and be well.

15 Comments:

At 10:57 AM , Blogger toby said...

I'm so very sorry to hear that! Baruch Dayan HaEmet.

 
At 6:04 PM , Blogger Rabbi Lars Shalom said...

sorry too

 
At 3:55 AM , Blogger howzerdo said...

I'm so sorry.

 
At 7:02 AM , Blogger Haggai Elitzur said...

So sorry to hear it. Best wishes to you and your family.

 
At 12:57 PM , Blogger Ilanadavita said...

So Sorry for your loss. Baruch Dayan HaEmet. May you find comfort in your parents' memories.

 
At 1:46 PM , Blogger SuperRaizy said...

How terribly sad to lose your father. Our thoughts are with you.

 
At 3:26 PM , Blogger Hadassah said...

so sorry for your loss.

 
At 5:57 PM , Blogger Alice said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. xoxox

 
At 3:02 AM , Blogger sparrow said...

I am so sorry for you.

 
At 3:17 PM , Blogger Rahel said...

Imshin, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Barukh dayyan ha-emet. I send you my deepest condolences.

 
At 7:49 PM , Blogger Aussie Dave said...

May you be comforted amongst the mourners of Zion.

 
At 7:33 AM , Blogger Jack said...

Baruch Dayan Emet.

 
At 1:25 AM , Blogger Lioness said...

Oh Imshin, I'm so very sorry. There is entirely too much pain in the world, and so little of it can be avoided. I wish you strength, comfort in good memories and peace.

 
At 2:12 AM , Blogger Lynn B. said...

Imshin, I'm so sorry. My sincere sympathies.

 
At 7:57 AM , Blogger thebookmistress said...

May his memory be a blessing.

 

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