I don’t want to bore people not following my blog with why I’ve been away, but here I am! It’s so, so good to be back again 🙂 Nobody died…just my arm had issues 😛
That morning, Nellie braided her hair and put on a black dress. Since Saul died, this had become a routine.
They hadn’t been perfect together, but she’d loved Saul with every breath she’d taken since the day they’d met. She’d trusted him. Two of her most difficult paths in life.
That morning, before she left for her walk, Nellie did something differently. Inside her leather satchel, she put a small cypress box she’d designed. Onto it, Nellie had carved nonsensical hieroglyphs of feelings.
She slung the satchel over her shoulder and headed out the door and up the stairs and through the archway leading to the lake.
Nellie listened to the seagulls screeching and to the waves pounding against the seawall. She reached into her satchel, took out the cypress box, and opened it into the breeze.
“Go now, my sweetness,” she whispered. “Until we meet again. Amen.”