Transitioning. It’s a 6.

Reclining comfortably, cradled between the arms of supple yet worn brown leather, the old woman surrendered to the call of her body, slowly closing her eyes, long lashes fluttering in momentary indecision.

Mid-afternoon sunlight, filtered by the occasional late summer cumulus, cast playful shadows about the small room, the room she’d always referred to as her “library”, the one room in her comfortable cottage she felt most at home.

Half the library was lined with overstuffed bookshelves, reaching floor to ceiling, their rich darkness complimenting the butter creme walls; she was looking forward to a relaxing afternoon of reading until she realized just how tired she felt.

It was as if magical raindrops cleansed and crystallized her memory followed by a gentle peace that swept over and through her like a warm and gentle breeze.

Drifting toward unconsciousness, she felt as if her body lay “floating”, suspended on a pillow of dense air.

Supported by an unidentifiable force, she relaxed and began to dream until she relinquished herself to the dream…the last milestone.

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22 thoughts on “Transitioning. It’s a 6.

    • GirlieOnTheEdge February 14, 2019 / 9:57 pm

      Yeah, there’s that “But…”
      Thanks, D. She was OK taking that nap.

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  1. UP February 14, 2019 / 10:07 pm

    When I reach that milestone I want the book
    I’m reading to slip quietly to the floor. This was great!!

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge February 15, 2019 / 6:56 am

      Very nice imagery….wished I’d thought of that 🙂
      Thanks, Paul!

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  2. Deborah Lee February 15, 2019 / 8:14 am

    May we all reach that milestone so contentedly. This is really lovely.

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  3. clark February 15, 2019 / 9:47 am

    So there remains the question, ‘If you die in your sleep, do you wake up dead?’

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  4. GirlieOnTheEdge February 15, 2019 / 10:07 am

    I’ll answer that by saying… you wake up “transitioned”. But that’s conjecture on my part because I’ve never died in my sleep.
    What do you think?

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  5. Pat Brockett February 15, 2019 / 9:56 pm

    Your SSS bestowed a beautiful painting of words. Whether passing from wakefulness to sleep or from mortality to immortaility, oh, if only it could be that easy for everyone.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge February 15, 2019 / 10:25 pm

      Thank you, Pat. Really. I too wish it was that easy for everyone.

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  6. Violet Lentz February 16, 2019 / 7:07 am

    Ohhh you picked some tough subject matter, and pulled it off flawlessly! Excellent Six!

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge February 16, 2019 / 9:20 am

      Welcome back 😀 Hope you had a wonderful vacation.

      Thank you, Violet. The subject matter “picked” me! I seem to gravitate towards the “moving on” from the world lately, lol

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  7. Marti February 17, 2019 / 2:14 pm

    Beautiful story. I felt like I was the one succumbing to sleep.

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  8. Kristi February 17, 2019 / 4:07 pm

    What a peaceful way to go.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge February 17, 2019 / 6:19 pm

      I totally agree.
      It’s a dream, but it would be wonderful if all of us, when it’s our time, could leave while doing something we love.

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