Thursday, May 01, 2008

Hey Jude........

Our sweet little firstborn kitten Jude died this morning in his sleep. We found out last night that he did not know how to nurse and even though we tried all we could, he was just not strong enough. We buried him this morning in my garden. I was thinking (along with a lot of crying) last night and this morning about the circumstances that surrounded his short life.


Jude's birth was the only one of the five that we did not see. It was underneath the nightstand in our bedroom, which also happened to be the spot that he died. I think Lucy knew. I could see it in her eyes and her demeanor so I was trying to be extra nice to her but really what can you do? It is so sad but that is the way that life is sometimes and with every gift of life comes death as its equal and opposite balance. In burying him, I thought a lot about the scripture Genesis 3:19

"In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return."



I guess today I am grateful for the gift of life. And a garden. And this blog. Here's to you Jude....



Hey, Jude, don't make it bad
Take a sad song and make it better
Remember to let her into your heart
Then you can start to make it better

Hey, Jude, don't be afraid
You were made to go out and get her
The minute you let her under your skin
Then you begin to make it better.

And any time you feel the pain, hey, Jude, refrain
Don't carry the world upon your shoulders
Well don't you know that its a fool who plays it cool
By making his world a little colder

Hey, Jude! Don't let her down
You have found her, now go and get her
Remember, to let her into your heart
Then you can start to make it better.

So let it out and let it in, hey, Jude, begin
You're waiting for someone to perform with
And don't you know that it's just you, hey, Jude,
You'll do, the movement you need is on your shoulder

Hey, Jude, don't make it bad
Take a sad song and make it better
Remember to let her into your heart
Then you can start to make it better

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