A farewell

We gathered today to say farewell to a mother, a wife, a friend, an aunt , a neighbour. There were tears, many and laughs, some, as we shared tales of times over 87 years. Annoyances, differences, squabbles put aside, united for a time in shared grief.

Emotions ran high, some managing to hold back tears more successfully than others. Tears flowed for me.

And when it was all done, a sense of release.