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wings and things

Imagined conversation 54

on July 24, 2018

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Me: I know you’re probably a bit sick of me talking about your headstone (I know Ming is!) but I do feel a sense of relief to have at least begun the process.

Anthony: I’m not sick of it at all, Jules. I really enjoy our conversations about me.

Me: Oh, okay … you are unbelievable!

Anthony: I think your choice of ruby red granite shows extremely good taste.

Me: So did you check it out?

Anthony: It reminds me of the time I chose the colour red for the Aga.

Me: Yes – me too! I mean it reminds me of the Aga. What about the white lettering? I know you love white so….

Anthony: Perfect.

Me: It was so interesting chatting with the company’s representative, as we roamed around the cemetery, because she showed me details I might otherwise have missed.

Anthony: And?

Me: I told her that you liked clean lines even though you were a bit rough around the edges yourself. I told her that you were a bit of a paradox.

Anthony: You flatter me.

Me: That wasn’t a compliment, Ants.

Anthony: What does Ming think?

Me: Sorry to disappoint you, Ants, but I don’t think Ming could care less at the moment. He is busy, very busy, with his two jobs and his quest.

Anthony: What quest?

Me: I think he is looking for the kind of love we had, Ants.

Anthony: Ah, that explains a lot; he is searching for the impossible….

Me: And the implausible?

Anthony: Ming is MING – he is unapologetically himself always. I’ve never seen anything like it!

Me: I know, Ants, and I often wonder how we produced a son who has more strength of character then either of us ever had.

Anthony: You don’t have to always figure everything out, Jules, especially when it comes to Ming.

Me: Ming is the best, most genuine, person in my life, Ants, and he cares about me.

Anthony: Let Ming go, Jules – let him find his own way and stop interfering.

Me: Okay.

 

 


4 responses to “Imagined conversation 54

  1. What a beautiful way to come to the realization of the need to let go.

    And can I just say, when two amazing people come together, their joint amazingness creates someone even more amazing because that someone is a combination of the best of them. Like Ming. ❤

  2. This was just so lovely and well said

  3. tootlepedal says:

    I wish Ming good luck with his quest.

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