There are some words which, over time, lose their humor and ability to make you laugh.
Weiner is not one of them.
So even though all of you are weiners, I did have to pick just one. As the comments came rolling in, I thought it would be impossible. They were all incredible, and I especially loved getting to know you better. But as I took a moment to thoughtfully read through them this morning, my heart and my wet eyes knew this was the one:
Step by step we come to Thee...Lucy, Peter, Vic and Me.
The symbolism is spot on. The rhythmic cadence perfect for my OCD. I will be saying it over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over as I run tomorrow. If the tears and emotions proceeding my ten mile run last Saturday are a foreshadowing of things to come---Vic's going to have to have a sturdy stance and not be afraid of a little moisture. Running is such a metaphor for life.
So congrats to the winner--and Muchos Gracias Granny Sue of Sue's News, Views 'n'Muse!
May I leave you with another little gem? This song and video was shared with me by an 'old friend' (we still haven't really figured out how we know each other). Thank you, Matt. (As a side note, Matt will be writing for my Good Grief blog--almost done, I promise! Not only did Matt share this incredible song with me, he shared the tender story of losing his best friend in a car accident. His friend's baby daughter died as well, leaving a young widow. I know it will touch you and teach you as it did me).
I miss her. I don't know what to do with the missing anymore. I don't know how to deal with the haulted gagging emotions that are trying to get out. For you, my Lucy:
I hope Lucy's laugh touches your heart when you hear it on the CD Sue.