Tuesday, 8 April 2014

In Repose

 My father was a quiet man.   Often, he would sit in the garden, gazing into space, his thoughts his own.    I would ask "Are you ok Dad?"     My mother would swiftly reply "He is in repose"
 Dad would turn his head towards her, a twinkle in his eye, and smile.    Yesterday as I took photographs of the blossom on the cherry trees, I thought how much my father would have loved to see this 'little orchard'.    Planted in his memory, how I wish I had planted it when he was alive.
As I walk away, I look back.........in my minds eye I could see Dad, sitting in the old deckchair, floppy hat, miles away.   "You ok Dad?"
"Yes........... I am in repose."


18 comments:

  1. Ahhh sweet memories to go along with gorgeous spring blooms. Excuse me while I go into repose. I love that term. I will remember it and think of you when I am in repose.

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    1. Sweet memories indeed Lisa. My mother has used that term for many years.

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  2. What a lovely post, and beautiful photos to accompany it. The wordless dialogue between your mum and dad reminds me very much of my own parents, where a look between them says it all. Looks like a good year for cherries, my cherry tree isn't flowering yet.

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    1. Hi Jo

      Tku. Sometimes less is more :)

      The blossom in Kent this year is amazing. The mild winter, and all that rain :( seems to have made the fruit trees very happy.............

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  3. What a lovely post. "In repose" sounds so apt.

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    1. It is a phrase that always reminds me of my father.

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  4. This a such lovely memory to have of your father. The idea of being 'in repose' is wonderful.

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    1. It is very much a lovely memory.....t

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  5. Hi Cheryl... Precious post !! A lovely memory in a lovely setting !!
    The blossom are so soft and delicate!!

    Grace

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    1. Beautiful blossom Grace.......and a lovely memory indeed.

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  6. What a lovely post, Cheryl! I love that term "in repose"...such wonderful memories for you.

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    1. It is surprising how many little things you remember when someone close passes away. ......not a day goes by when I do not think of him and smile.

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  7. Cheryl I am so happy to see you are blogging again! I don't know how I missed the earlier posts, blame the ongoing sleep deprivation!
    Lovely post and cherry blossoms, what a beautiful way to remember your Father, xx

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    1. Hi Lucinda....a new laptop has given me much motivation :)

      Oh dear, lack of sleep, I remember those early baby days. Our son has an 18 month old that seems to think sleep equals five hours a night ........these times will pass.

      My father seems to walk with me...........I can now think of him and smile.

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  8. What a beautiful post, Chery. I can understand your feeling. Love the way of remembering your father. Thank you for the sweet comment on my post.

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    1. You are welcome.....tku for dropping by Keity.

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