Friday, September 23, 2022

A Beautiful Sunset

 We were staying at my Boss's "Summer Place" up in the mountains and it was all so wonderful.
"Kaaren" had quickly found his favorite spot and almost every afternoon, he could be found sitting out on the veranda, looking out over the property, all the way to the green mountains beyond.
"It's what Heaven would look like", he said  when he first saw it.
I usually sat with him but sometimes I had to logon and do something to earn my pay.
I warned him not to stay in the sun for too long and came inside to do a little work via computer.
Afterward I took a break and must have dozed off.
When I woke I called out for "Kaaren".
He didn't answer.
I went out to the veranda, the sky was full of color, a beautiful sunset.
But my "Kaaren" was gone.
He had slipped away while I slept.
The Medical Examiner told me it was an aneurysm and there was nothing anyone could have done

But it was my fault.
I should have been there. I should have been watching over him.
But I wasn't, and my Sweetheart left me, and neither of us got to say goodbye.
It's been a couple of weeks since he's been gone and I am sorry I didn't let you know sooner.
But now you do.