Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Surrender

I was with her when she drew her last, gasping breath. Until the end, she elegantly hung on to life with the same quiet strength that commanded her days. An honour, there is great beauty in its trusted intimacy, to be present at the death of a beloved companion. My hand rested gently on her shoulder as the tip of her tail made one final, frantic quiver.

8 Comments:

Anonymous amanda said...

What honor and comfort that must have brought you both in that moment. Lovely, words, Gemma. My thoughts are with you and your sweet "angel girl", who I know you will miss so much.

07:58  
Blogger Tamar said...

This is so beautiful - tender and sad. I am sending you the warmest of thoughts for your loss.

16:39  
Blogger Gemma Grace said...

She kind of haunts the corners of my day and I do miss her so. Thank you Amanda and Tamar for your kind understanding :)

22:02  
Blogger Mary said...

What a sad but beautiful post. Sending you belated warm wishes.

14:54  
Blogger Gemma Grace said...

Thank you so much, Mary. I saw the picture post of your lovely tabby. He looks very regal :)

11:57  
Anonymous Wandering Willow said...

Oh, my... another sorrowful loss of an animal friend. I'm so glad you could be with her at the end. What a difference that makes, for both of you.

00:20  
Blogger Sonia said...

I am sorry about your lost!

07:28  
Blogger Gemma Grace said...

Thank you Willow ~ Thank you Sonia :)

12:37  

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