Saturday, February 1, 2014

Ash Rowell--Time Is. . .

Time is too slow for those who wait,
Too swift for those who fear,
Too long for those who grieve,
Too short for those who rejoice,
But for those who love, time is

-Henry Van Dyke

It's been a year.  Throughout it all, I still expect to see him, you know?  I'd like to summon a little eloquence, but the words I want to say are ones that can't be shared.  Not really.

Some days I consider the murderer.  For him, does time run swift?  He knows--deep in his heart-- what lies ahead of him for stealing Ash's life.

And some days I consider the one person who waits, so impatiently, as time grinds by all too slowly. Divisive, this person.  Astonishing in the path chosen, and chosen, and repeatedly chosen again.

More often, my thoughts are with those who loved Ash most--Lesli and the children, for whom this has surely been an eternity.

But mostly, I grieve Ash.  Many feel this way.  A year later, there's still a fairly steady stream of those who come here to Texquiem, for Ash.  His wide net of friends still check in, from Houston and far beyond.

Thinking today of our friend Ash?  See here, for his memorial, with thanks to Neartown Church for continuing to share it: .