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Widowed Village connects peers with each other for friendship and sharing. The moderators, administrators, and others involved in running this site are not professionals.

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We're friends, not doctors, financial or legal professionals, and we're not "grief experts." But we are here, and we've been "there."

When I close my eyes, in the after image of the world still held there, I can catch you standing beside me. 

When I close my eyes, I see that sneaky little grin that told me you were about to be up to something. 

When I close my eyes, I see the you from before cancer decided to change your appearance but not your heart. 

When I close my eyes, the world seems oddly brighter and more colorful because you are there with me. 

When I close my eyes, I wish I never had to open them again to look at the empty space where you belong. 

When I close my eyes, I can hear your gentle voice telling me you love me and that it will be okay. 

When I close my eyes, you tell me to open them and look at the beauty still around me, and to live again. 

When I open my eyes, you aren't there in front of me but here inside me, always present always caring

When I open my eyes, I remember to be the person you expected me to be, and to carry on for both of us. 

When I close my eyes again, I know you will still be there when I need you, ready with a smile and a little wink.

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Comment by Tess on April 11, 2019 at 3:12pm

Beautiful.

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