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Betty Blue

It’s that time of year again. Regular readers know this is my “blue quarter.” My late wife Betty died of pneumonia on February 12, 2009, and our wedding anniversary would have been on April 8 of that year. Sandwiched in between is March 13, her birthday. These three months are my blue period. It gets a little easier as time tolls, but it never quite goes away. This year, I’d like to mark the events with an attempt at some “poetic prose.” (Forgive me, poets, everywhere.)


Betty Blue


Shades of blue are ever important to my life


Hazy indigoed mountain silhouettes


Robin’s egg skies


Aegean oceans


Turquoise stones


Sapphire rings


Teal eyes


The death of my wife in 2009


Brought my “blue quarter”


The cold slate of February which took her away


Warm azure of March on the day of her birth


Somber cobalt of April, our anniversary


These are the shades of my “Betty blue,”


A different palette altogether




Thank you for indulging me in my annual descent into depression. After eight years, it’s becoming easier, but I do tend to think of her more often over these three months, relishing what was good about our time together and suffering through the difficult twelve weeks of her end time.


I’d be pleased to hear from you at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


As always, thanks for being a reader.




Next post: 6:00 a.m. on Thursday.


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