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7.31.2015, Necklace on a Blue Moon

posted Aug 4, 2015, 12:06 PM by C Hamlin-Krout   [ updated Oct 6, 2015, 4:53 PM ]
Before I left on my journey so many years ago, 
my mother gave me a necklace to wear for protection and to ensure my safe return.  
I was wearing it when we met.  
Yesterday,I wanted to place this necklace around my mother's neck 
to protect her while I journeyed again.  
I believed my necklace would keep us connected and ensure her well being.  
But when I went to see her, she did not recognize me anymore.  
As I was sitting in the chair next to her, 
I felt as if I  had been erased and replaced as a polite stranger. 
She talked about her husband and daughter, but I was no longer there.  
I  cried as I left her sitting alone with a friend she did not know.  
She never knew I came, my necklace never placed.  
This morning, I realized it is possible for us 
to be unrecognizable to each other now too, 
just like it happened with my mother.  
But even though we may now be unrecognizable, 
we are never completely erased or forgotten.