I have nothing now

… But praise for my life. I’m not unhappy. I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can’t stop them. They leave me and I love them more…What I dread is the isolation. … There are so many beautiful things in the world which I will have to leave when I die, but I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m ready.
Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are


Be well today and please take care.

CultFit Sendak

13 Comments on “I have nothing now”

  1. maizeydaisy says:

    Reblogged this on Life Perfectly Imperfect and commented:
    This perfectly describes my thoughts on death. I just am not sure I will ever really be ready for it myself.

    • CultFit says:

      I echo your thoughts this morning. I want to take minute to let you know that although I have been reading your blog from afar, you are doing so well and it does not go unnoticed. πŸ™‚ Be well today!

      • maizeydaisy says:

        Thank you! πŸ™‚ I need to start posting more again. I love your blog too. So many good ones on this site. You all are a great support even if only from afar πŸ™‚

  2. Maia says:

    I’ve loved this book since I taught preschool many moons ago. Still have the book with me.
    Think it was his birthday yesterday.

    We miss people that are gone. We miss people that are not gone. They’re like the undead, zombies walking about and have no clue how much I miss them now. Ehh! =|

    • CultFit says:

      One of my favorite authors, his birthday was yesterday and often at times I still fins myself reading children’s books. Learning so much more now than I did when I was a little one running around all crazy like. πŸ™‚

      • Maia says:

        So true. We find more depth now when we read them again. It’s mostly like that with books tho. Even movies. But the beauty in children’s books is the simplicity of all. Back to basics. As we become older, we lose sight of them. Seeing the world through the children’s eyes… almost like attaining our flexibility again when we do yoga.
        There’s that quote, correct me when it’s wrong. This is by memory and I tend to have Alzheimer’s. πŸ˜‰

        “Blessed are the flexible
        For they will not be bent out of shape”
        Much like our eyes. We become accustomed to distortions.
        Namaste! =)

  3. Joy says:

    I really believe that when we die, we will be in a better place…and our loved ones are above helping guide us on our paths here on earth. I hope you are well, my friend.

    • CultFit says:

      All is well in good ole’ Nebraska. πŸ™‚ Dealing with the death of loved ones has always been difficult for me personally, the loss of control and not being able to do more than I wish I could. Holding onto the memories is so important to me. Take care today!

  4. Sandra says:

    I love the Pawnee tradition that when a person dies, their souls go into the heavens and they become stars–that shine on us in our sleeping and touch our dreams with their love.

    Very comforting.

    YOU be well, and embrace the moment. Every blasted one of them πŸ™‚

  5. edanwebster says:

    amazing books. I loved ‘In the Night Kitchen’ as a kid and now to be honest! Terry Gilliam, writer of the film ‘Time Bandits’ said he wanted to create a film intelligent enough for children and exciting enough for adults. Children’s books and films are always so smart

  6. Sad and thought provoking.

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