Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Bits 'n' Pieces


John McCain is such a badass, I haven't ruled out voting for him despite McCain/Feingold.

H/T: Blonde Sagacity


It's a gorgeous day here in New Town. The best part about not being in Houston for a cold front is that it doesn't blow the winds from the refineries and ruin your day. In Houston, a gorgeous cold front will blow through, you'll step outside ready to enjoy life, and then you'll smell it. It's somewhat of a buzz kill.

But as much as I love New Town (and I really do), I miss Houston a little. You have to have lived in Houston to appreciate it, but there were some cool things like bars and restaurants that I am missing a little.

Funnily enough, I'm not missing family.


We'll be back in Houston for the next two weekends. This weekend is a memorial service for Charles where they will dedicate a paver at the chapel of the college we all went to. It will be nice to see all our friends again, but I'm still sad about it. His parents will be there. I don't want to cry in front of them. I'd break my knuckles on something if I had to come to grips with the thought that there wouldn't be a Charles B. Kitowski IV in my family. I suppose I dwell too much on it, but such is my nature.


debey said...

always remember there's healing power in tears. you may cry...all of you...then make a point to remember the good things, in Charles life, and SMILE. follow that with A memory, worthy of laughter......there you have it....the healing powers, of laughter, and tears.......I've been there, I've done it. As a parent, i know that my son's friends still miss him(alot), and it's comforting to know that they are able to cry, sometimes I join them.....sometimes I don't......but it's when you feel the need to cry, and can't/won't, that the feelings inside you turn to anger (and worse)......don't let it build up.......i hate that, crying until i puke........
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Brighton said...

I can't imagine the loss you feel, can't imagine how his parents feel- it's just all so sad.

Zelda said...

debey - I'm honored that you left a comment. Please accept my condolences on the loss of your son. His memorial site is fantastic. I know our loved ones are in the best of company now.

I've focused on my own grief to avoid having to think about his parents'. What you've all gone through is beyond my very worst nightmare, and it's actually easier to think about my own loss than to think about the loss his family is feeling. But I am relieved to know that our grief will not add to theirs.

God bless you, Debey. And thanks again for your comment.

Brighton - Sometimes I just want to scream.

debey said...

just wanted you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Zelda said...

Thank you, debey. You are in mine as well.