Monday, March 05, 2007

"I love you."

I'm sitting in my office, surfing the internet blindly, listening to J read a story with his home-teacher in the next room, the kitchen. The two each read sections, and at the end of the story will discuss themes, plot, character, the usual. At one point in the tale, a son leaves his mother to serve in the Civil War. The two share a brief conversation and then the son says his goodbye, marching off. J interrupts and comments, "His mom didn't say she loved him. That sucks."

I smile to myself. I suppose some habits are a good thing. Telling those you love, that in fact, you do love them, is a good thing.

8 comments:

David N. Scott said...

That's always nice. :)

Edd said...

Thomas' TS - Tagline from the movie "John Q" with Denzel Washington, "Give a father no options and you leave him no choice." As in this case a grandfather.

Adriana Bliss said...

Thanks, David. It IS nice, isn't it?

Edd, I e-mailed you. Check out Tourette's Syndrome Association. If you e-mail them, they will send you a list of doctors/psychologist types who specialize in Tourette's. Don't delay, my friend! I do know about such desperation. I am so sorry you're feeling desperate. (((E)))

Carolyn said...

Sounds like music from the next room :)

Tamar said...

Yes. I think it's very important to tell people you love that you love them often and a lot!

I once took a grief counseling course where one of the assignments was for us to think of every conversation we are having as our last. The counselor had facilitated groups of parents whose children had died in accidents or because of suicide. They all remembered their "last" conversations with terrible guilt and regret.

Since then, I think about that all the time. I tell my son I love him every time we speak and if I sense an uncomfortable moment between us I call back and talk it through.

And I conclude with, "I love you." And, mean it!

Richard Lawrence Cohen said...

Sweet. And thanks to Tamar for her comment.

Fromage de Merde said...

You always leave the nicest comments. Life goes on doesn't it? Miss you...

Adriana Bliss said...

Oh Patrick, I miss you, too. I miss all of you.

And by the way, you deserve the nice comments!