Martin Connors's Blog – October 2011 Archive (5)

Halloween Regrets and Treats

Halloween was a special holiday for Tim. It was his chance to become his favorite television or comic book superhero, such as the Red Power Ranger or Spider-Man. When he was a baby, it was the costumes that were cute and funny – a puppy-dog, Barney the Purple Dinosaur, or a cowboy. As he got a bit older, the costumes became a little more elaborate – a vampire, the Grim…

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Added by Martin Connors on October 30, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Rabbit Hole

It’s called the Rabbit Hole, this sudden loss of a child and the grief that comes along with it.   Much like Lewis Carroll’s Alice chasing after the White Rabbit and plummeting down to the antechambers that open to the madness of Wonderland; each day is met by the disillusion of reality.  There was no bottle with a note attached reading “Drink Me.”  There was no…

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Added by Martin Connors on October 17, 2011 at 1:21pm — No Comments

My Lion Cub (Timothy's Song)

He came to my world with a lion cub's roar
  His gentle soul, I am bound to his…
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Added by Martin Connors on October 15, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments

Tears in the Dark, Little Sisters, and a Broken Promise

To write about my Tim as if he were a paragon, I do not wish to convey those are my thoughts.  He was a simple, everyday teenager who came into the world kicking and screaming as most children do when born.  Still he was my son.  I overlook many imperfections as most fathers do when it comes to their children.  He had his moods, his quarks, his fallacies; but despite all these characteristics that make him human – he was of course my son.  As any father and son, we had our arguments,…

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Added by Martin Connors on October 10, 2011 at 11:56am — No Comments

Writing Tim's Name in the Stars

Just before Tim’s sixth birthday, it was decided to repaint his room.  Gi had seen ideas on shows such as This Old House and the like and thought of doing an outer space theme.  She searched out swatches of paint to find the perfect night sky shade of blue and with a new sewing machine she made curtains with a planet theme.  For days she scraped, spackled holes,…

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Added by Martin Connors on October 5, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments

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