This is Grace
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carlafischerAuthoress · System Programmer
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Some tiny notes on a big friendship.

This is Grace

by carlafischer

The day was wonderful, warm, nice—quiet.

I did not do much, my usual midday run aside (---> this is where I laid my business today).

Grace was busy, anyway.

She enjoyed the sunshine, played in the garden—

Followed me on a little walk in the afternoon—

Then continued with her playing. She managed her day all by herself.

It is 9.40 pm now. This photo I took about eight, soon after we had supper. She has not moved since. I think she’s happy.

Grace is my beloved companion, my travelling companion.

She is always at my side, on my side; we walk side by side, day by day: Hence we are on the safe side of life.

The happy side, the real side: Of true friendship.

I think I’m blessed.—

—Carla Fischer http://carlafischer.de/en/

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sydneyVerifiedco-creator of Commaful
a month agoReply
@carlafischer ahh i'm glad you did :) it's amazing!

carlafischerBronze CommaAuthoress · System Programmer
a month agoReply
@sydney Well---every thing has its very own pace in this universe, and goes its very own routes, including stories. I am truly happy you saw it, eventually; thank you for stopping by! I also read through my stories, nearly at the same time as you did, reminiscing about the past as well. I wanted to see, in some quiet moment, what had remained after the site update and what probably evolved to something more pleasant. I finally decided not to yield to the temptation of re-formatting and editing but to leave everything as is except for one story, this one about Gracie. I thought it should be on the safe side of change. Yes, this piece is full of heart and surely the cutest of all I posted here, a gem to my belief, hence I could not help myself but edit it to let it flow through the new layout more smoothly. With grace...

sydneyVerifiedco-creator of Commaful
a month agoReply
not sure how i didn't see this when you posted it, but was reading through your stories and reminiscing about good times. this is one of my favorites. so cute! i can see the heart

carlafischerBronze CommaAuthoress · System Programmer
a year agoReply
@bernardtwindwil I am glad you like this piece and thank you for sharing your thoughts. Yes---I know too well the very sadness which derives from those shadows' passing. In fact, Gracie is the fourth of my travel mates. She is 8 now (she had birthday in July this summer), right as rain (the photos are fresh), and so my eyes get watery for joy when I re-read the story. But joy and grief are close companions; and eyes do not see any difference in tears ...

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
a year agoReply
I think you are blessed too. I had a little beagle that was my shadow for 23 years. She died a year ago. Grieving her is part od my day now. Of course I loved this poem. You wrote it with such love it brought a couple of tears to my eyes. Great work!!!!!!!