Your Morning Briefing

Good morning, this is your morning briefing, Thursday, January 19, 2012.

Okay, I know I told you yesterday in the email I sent it would be the last one I sent to your inbox, however I have some news to report regarding the tale of two candles, and I wanted you to hear it first.

For those of you who have shown an interest, the green candle has left us. Last night at 8:05 PM, CST, it burned its last. I had revived it the night before when it seemed that it was to weak to continue but I thought might last another night.  I lit it last night, and not long after I did so, I had to revive it once more. She seemed to be telling me she was ready.

Five minutes before she went out for the last time, as I watched her, the light she gave off was a brilliant yellow and shown through the skin of the wax sculpture she had created over the last few weeks, more brightly than it ever had, as if to tell me she was going to give me one more moment of brilliance and warmth before she left me. Her flame then flickered and died.

For some reason, shortly after she went dark, I thought of the night Joanie died, when, as I sat beside the hospital bed in our living room, holding her hand, while Bailey and Brandy stood by somewhat bewildered, she slipped silently away from us. Joanie too, always gave off a lovely light.

It’s hard to let go of something that has brought so much joy, beauty and warmth into your life..

The red candle seems to have a lot of life left. I shall continue to enjoy her presence for as long as it lasts.

As for my muse. Well, she now has a name. One I decided I shall give her, and I will reveal it tomorrow.

That’s the morning briefing for today, now feel free to go about and do what I suggested you do in earlier posts.

Take care, be well and keep in touch.



About Bob Kallberg

Retired reporter. Concentrating now on recounting Joanie's 12 year battle with cancer, a battle she waged with extreme courage, determination and an indomitable spirit, that, for me, serves as an example.
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