Linking up with Lisa-Jo for Five Minute Friday. We write for five minutes flat (unedited) on a prompt she provides.
Today’s prompt is: Remember. Here goes. . .
I love to remember- sit and talk with friends and family about what we've done, where we've been, and what used to be. I love to pour a glass of wine and listen to stories of others to help me remember things I'm already starting to forget. But right now, just 5 1/2 short months after losing my favorite person, my best friend, me cool cousin- it hurts to remember, but I don't ever want to stop. I am scared that if I don't try to remember every detail of the past every day of the present and future that I might forget something. Her smell, her voice, her personality. There were SO many special things about Ali that I can remember- her love fore food- cheese, steak (as rare as it comes), Mr. Pibb, and pickles; the tone in her voice when she'd exclaim FUCK! when something didn't go as planned. Her OCD about having a plan and sticking to the plan. Her love of adventure and always wanting to be doing something. Card games, shopping trips, and WALMART! I don't want to forget, I don't want to let go, I MUST remember! I will, always, I promised her that.
Ali lost a fight with brain cancer, and although at the end she didn't know/remember any of the promises we made. I will never stop remembering......