The last few weeks have been an interesting ride. It almost feels like the whole planet is getting ready to spin off its axis, non-the-less, we keep moving ever faster and faster yet until some cruel joke of life stops you in your tracks.
For my family that joke was the passing of my brother Dr. David L. Cram Sr. he was the second oldest, yet only 75. For me he was almost unknown. I know this because we are almost a generation apart and for most of the last 25 years, a continent apart. Had I made the effort, I am sure he would have welcomed me right in. I now wish I had made more effort to be with him.
This past weekend we had a memorial service for him in La Crosse Wisconsin. Almost everyone was there. This was a time to slow down… a time to be still. His son and oldest daughter acknowledged that they had not yet had time to grieve.
So we took some time and we were still and we took the time to remember. We had everyone there, except for my nearest sister. It seems she has separated herself from us and from the love we would shower on her if she were to show up.
The words were moving and the music was magical and the energy that emanates from our family when we get together is something to marvel in. There is so much love, beauty and talent among us that we are almost magnetic. I am so grateful that I happened upon this particular family.
Leaving the weekend with new found energy I now know that I am still moving, but with a feeling of reinvention.. looking forward to a new beginning.
I don’t know if I can convey any of this with what comes next but I hope you can catch a glimpse.
And here is Tammy’s second song along with some pictures from the day.