Tuesday, April 24, 2012

U: Unfinished Business

This month I am participating in the April 2012 Blogging From A-Z Challenge. I will be blogging every day this month with Sundays off (except for April 1) using a letter of the alphabet in order from A through Z. So, Basically, beginning with April 1, my topic will be themed on something with the letterA, then on April second another topic with the letter B as the theme, and so on until I finish on April thirtieth with the theme based on the letter Z.

U: Unfinished Business

     I love the BBC version of the TV show “Being Human.”
     One of the premises of the show is that if an individual dies unexpectedly, and has left behind unfinished business, the character cannot pass onto (or is it into?) the next world.  When the character figures out what that unfinished business is and completes it, a special illuminated door will appear for the person to walk through as passageway towards the light.
     I thought about this and wondered what would be the one thing I would have to finish before I could go through my door.
     Running down the list in my mind, I began to mentally check off the things that I feel I have satisfactorily completed.
     1.  Yep done, check.
     2.  Uh huh, no problem, done, check.
     3.  Umm, let me think about that one...okay, yes, done, check.
     I won’t bore you with the rest of the list, it is pretty long.  After all I have had quite a number of years to get stuff done.
     As I thought and thought, I began to understand that even though my completed list was long, my list of unfinished business was even longer.
     There was that business of solving the mystery of my great grandfather’s disappearance,  and then I can’t forget that special trip that Ross and I dream about, but have not taken. My closet, oh dear, I can’t leave with my closet looking like that.
     But really, if in my ghostly state, I was given a second chance to finish unfinished business, I would visit each person I left behind and softly brush a cheek, gently smooth back a loose lock of hair, wipe away a tear, give a pat on the back, tuck the afghan under a chin and whisper in an ear that everything is going to be okay because I will be there to watch over you.

I have created a page for Anna's Diary.  It can be found under the Tab titled Anna's Diary.
I have posted all of the entries to date there, starting with January 1, 1929.

Here is today’s entry from Anna’s Diary:
Wed. April 23, 1929
Elsie, Minnie, Jean I., Junior and myself went to Frances’ for lunch.  She had spaghetti dinner and all remarked they had wonderful afternoon.  Rushed home for supper.

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  1. Interesting. Nice to "meet" you.

  2. Lovely way to complete that unfinished business.  I like to think I would do that, too.  But then there is that long list of things always on the To Do list.  None of them seem important compared to the ability to give soft caress, do they?

  3. That unfinished business is way more important than the state of our closets, I like to think. (And the state of my closet fairly shouts that belief.)