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."
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.ReplyDelete
Sweet memories indeed Lisa. My mother has used that term for many years.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
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.............
What a lovely post. "In repose" sounds so apt.ReplyDelete
It is a phrase that always reminds me of my father.Delete
This a such lovely memory to have of your father. The idea of being 'in repose' is wonderful.ReplyDelete
It is very much a lovely memory.....tDelete
Hi Cheryl... Precious post !! A lovely memory in a lovely setting !!ReplyDelete
The blossom are so soft and delicate!!
Beautiful blossom Grace.......and a lovely memory indeed.Delete
What a lovely post, Cheryl! I love that term "in repose"...such wonderful memories for you.ReplyDelete
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.Delete
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!ReplyDelete
Lovely post and cherry blossoms, what a beautiful way to remember your Father, xx
Hi Lucinda....a new laptop has given me much motivation :)Delete
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.
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.ReplyDelete
You are welcome.....tku for dropping by Keity.Delete