My heart is full of deep sadness as I realize I could lose my husband to cancer. In the midst of this journey to healing or to death, there are unexpected beautiful moments and tender memories. I am reminded of something Pearl Buck said as she wrote about her mother who wept during the symphony, “life is infinitely sad and unbearably beautiful.”
My husband was going to have a biopsy the next day, and then we were going home to await the pathology report. I was sitting in the pharmacy at the Mayo Clinic, waiting to get some pain pills for him when my brain registered the beautiful music that was evoking such bittersweet emotions. I suddenly realized the music was the theme song ( A Time For Us) from the 1968 movie, Romeo and Juliet. * In a flash I was back in the summer of 1968. I was a young woman waiting for the young man I had grown to love. He came to the door and took me on a date to see the movie, Romeo and Juliet. I think our first kiss was that night when he brought me home.
* You can hear this beautiful song on You Tube A Time For Us Andre Rieu – Theme Song from Romeo and Juliet