SOLC: Day 4
Each year I take all of my posts from the Slice of Life Challenge and create a Shutterfly book. I have truly enjoyed watching my collection of posts grow in the final outcome of those books. This year as I was preparing to begin the challenge, I realized that I never completed last year’s book. As I looked through the incomplete book on my projects page, a wave of memories flooded my mind as I was reminded of the reason I did not not complete the challenge…the death of my mother-in-law.
Ironically, the color choice I had selected last year for my Shutterfly pages was black. As I stared at those blank black pages I debated about what I should do with them. Should I add something or leave the pages blank?
The more I looked at those blank pages, the more they seemed to speak about that time period. Those cold black pages spoke to the depth of grief, a time of disbelief, a time of unpreparedness for the countless decisions tossed upon you, and the emotional fatigue endured during that time. I decided to leave them blank.
My book arrived last week. Many pages filled with hundreds upon hundreds of words…and then there are the blank pages, void of a single letter but speaking volumes. I almost cried when I saw the blank pages. I never thought I would be moved by the loudness of blank pages.