As I sit here on the patio enjoying another starlit night with a beautiful half lit moon, I can observe the millions of stars that have guided sailors and explorers for centuries. I can also see off in the distance the lightning strikes from the storm that is hitting the city of Detroit at this moment. But here in my quiet neighborhood, hidden somewhere along the coast, just Northeast of the blighted city, everything is peaceful. The fountain is trickling and the garden lights are highlighting all the hard work that my husband has done in the yard. It's three am and the temperature has dropped to 73 degrees. Making it a perfect night for relaxing on the patio. My dog sits by my side in anticipation of whatever move I may make next.
So with the people that I had in the back last night, I was thinking that I had the beginnings of a great joke, but I just can't seem to come up with the rest of it......" So there was a gynecologist, a judge and a mortician in the back of a limo........" Feel free to finish the joke.
By the time I dropped them each at home at one in the morning, the temperature had fallen to 85 degrees, making tonight's temp feel almost cold. This coming from someone that endures Michigan winters every year. Tonight is quite beautiful. I am just killing time until I have to be at the morning funeral. I'll be leaving here in just over 5 hours so there is not much sense in sleeping. So, I'll just hang out with you, if you don't mind.
I've been doing some thinking as of late. Thinking of why I do this blogging thing. Sometimes it seems as though I am just trying to add one more thing to my already busy life. Sometimes, I think that the work that I do isn't really all that interesting and who would care. And still other times, I look at the numbers. I see that there are not that many hits to the site and still fewer followers. Is it all worth it? And that's when I realize that yes it is. There are always those times in the business that there are stories that you just can't make up. Stories that have to be told. I write this blog, not to take up more of my valuable time. But to help me sort through my daily thoughts. I see a lot of death and that has made me more appreciative of life and all the wonderful things that life has to offer. And even if I had only one person that ever read my writings, I hope that one person will come away from the Brighter Side of the Grave with a better appreciation of life as well. So, whoever you are and where ever you are, I thank you for reading. I know that I do a lot of good with the work that I do. I don't doubt that. I am grateful for the chance to share with anyone who would wander across this little bright patch of life.