“See how she leans her cheek upon her hand.
O, that I were a glove upon that hand
That I might touch that cheek!”
― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
There have been a lot of things lingering with me lately. Thoughts that stay for hours or even days. Words that echo in my mind. Smells and taste that are vibrant. A touch or pain that I can recall days later and have it feel as though it just happened. These are impressions made upon us. I suppose that we all want to leave such an impression with people who are important to us.
Good impressions that is, though we can learn from the negative ones as well.
Personally I’ve had a whirlwind of a week and last week that all started with a death of my grandmother. No matter how old they are, a loss is still a loss and everything that comes with it is there. She left an impression upon me. Ones that I know will make me happy and other sad because I know they will never happen again.
I can only hope that when my time comes there will be people who can smile at the remembrance of the lingering impressions I’ve made upon their lives.
Pose is from Diversion – Up Close