Someplace Else

mom2008Before you ask me if I’m okay, let me say ‘Yes’, whilst shaking my head ‘No’. You see, after a  battle with cancer, my mother went Somewhere Else late this morning.

I am certain Somewhere Else is a better place where she feels peachy all the time, where she can stick her toes in the sand, smell the salt on the air, and hear the waves wash in. Somewhere Else where she can close her eyes and feel the sea breeze on her face; where the sun shines always and doesn’t burn her skin.