April 13, 2015, Prescott- I completed my online Defensive Driving class, this evening. Then, I went over to the Tow Lot and retrieved the license plate to the defunct KIA. A round of machine work and deep heat massage at Planet Fitness completed the ritual. I am back into the routine.
The loss of my 2007 KIA Optima marks the end of my direct, day-to-day connection with Penny’s side of the family. The house has given way to the apartment, and the KIA to the Nissan. Penny will never give way to anyone. If I enter into another relationship, it will parallel my now spiritual tie to the most effervescent, heart-centered soul I have ever known. She has guided me into friendships with other women, and I’m sure this process will continue. The central bond is always there, by the Grace of God.
The last gift I received from her, in the tangible sense, was an investment, the core of which I will guard and do what I can to help grow. It is this which has helped me, in turn, show responsibility and pay various homages to both her father and to those who came long before us, both here in North America and on the continent of Europe. It is this which helped me honour our son, on his return voyage from Hawai’i to California.
The last gift from the Light of my life is generating seeds of its own.