Not too long ago, time couldn't pass fast enough. All the excitement and anticipation of seeing Sisters seemed to slow everything down. Then Day Zero finally came, bringing Sisters with it. Now, 10 days later, I can't seem to slow time down. Only 8 days left. Passed the half-way mark. They've been here longer than they'll stay. I can feel the sadness creeping out of my heart, making its way to the lump in my throat. I take another drink from my glass. The same glass that was overflowing 10 days ago is now half-empty. I want more. Too bad life doesn't offer free refills.
The last 10 days have been full of so many amazing moments. Talking on the couch. Sitting in cafes. Walking to the store. Hiking around Howth. Riding public transportation. Watching American's Next Top Model. Shopping in city center. Worshiping our Creator. Playing games. Eating grilled cheese. Uncontrollable laughter. A little bit of exhaustion. So many moments of finally experiencing life in Dublin with the parts of myself I left behind. I can't explain it. My heart swells when I'm around them. I'll never be ready for them to leave.
So I'll shove the sadness back down where it belongs. It will have to wait its turn. There are still too many moments to enjoy... Glendalough, Killiney (so we can see Bono's house), Dun Laoghaire (so Jes can re-enact scenes from P.S. I Love You), fish and chips, live music at The Ruby Sessions. More coffee. More grilled cheese. More laughing. More moments. Lots more moments.
(A couple things I gotta confess: One, I should be sleeping. I woke up at 4:45 this morning. I tried to go back to sleep, I promise. I couldn't. At 5:45, I finally quit trying and got up for good. Call me a quitter if you like, I did my best. Two, I'm not supposed to be thinking about what I'm thinking about. Sorry Sisters, I didn't mean to break the rules. Sometimes you just can't keep your mind from going where it's not supposed to.)