Maybe this is the universe telling me to shut up already. If it is, I'm ignoring it he message.
On Saturday we went to a wedding. My friend's son got married. I saw a lot of people I know which was great and also a little hard.
I was emotionally shaky at the ceremony and a basket case during the beautiful rendition of Ave Maria, which was sung at Maggie's funeral. (I warned Steve that song will probably make me cry for the next five years. His response, "well that will be something to look forward to.")
Somehow, though I felt a little bit of an emotional release for the first time in months. It was so beautiful and I was so happy for the newlyweds, Robert and Jean, that all other cares sort of slipped away.
We had a great time at the reception dancing the night away and laughing with old friends. It felt great. Really great.
Then this morning I received a message from Mr. G, Maggie's teacher for two years at Mission. He said he was at the gym this morning and All the Single Ladies started playing. Of course that made him think of Maggie and he smiled. This picture of Maggie responding to Beyoncé telling all the single ladies to "put your hands up" came to mind immediately.
I smiled too because how can you not? By also I felt like the universe telling me Maggie approved of the dancing and joy.
Apparently I have selective hearing because this time I am listening to the universe.