What are WE worth..??

I am very sombre today…..looking deep into ‘me’ and thats scary……because I think somewhere I have lost some of ‘me’……….and I am not sure ‘what’ I lave lost……..
this morning I went to visit my Brother-in laws grave…not really a grave,,,,,Joe was very special to me…he ‘understood’ me……I have visited his ‘place’ many times so why was today different…..? I would sit and ‘talk’ and many times got answers to questions…….today there was no answers……only a very stark reality…..all there is to mark Joes spot is……half a brick in the rose garden of our Cemetary in Fremantle….
it has a very small brass plaque on the brick which gives Joe’s name and the date of his Death…..15 years ago he left us……..so why today….did I wonder at our worth….
that little piece of brick seemed like an insult…….Joe was more than ‘half a brick’
surely his life was worth much more than that…………it seemed quite funny really, to think of Joe as half a brick…..lol because he was truly a Man amongst Men….he didn’t break any world records…didn’t find a cure for any phenominal Desease….never wrote a book in his life……in fact he rarely wrote a letter…..but he was so special….a very quiet Man….he ‘knew’ when we were sad…and would place his hand on our shoulders as if to say " its Ok..it will be alright"…….he was always ‘there’ when we needed him……he made us laugh……he was always the first to remind us to pray
when something bad occured…..to give thanks when something good occured….in a very gentle quiet way……..living in the older part of London we knew most of the people who lived in the Street……if someone was taken sick….Joe would always ask my Sister to make ‘Chicken Soup"…lol to Joe, chicken Soup cured all ills……if the Man of the house was sick Joe would go look after the very small garden we all had…..pulling out weeds and doing what he could……….during the ’War; Joe was in the RAF..he was awarded a Medal..and I dont even know what for because he never spoke of it………………and I sat today and cried for Joe………..because to me there should have been a huge Monument..with his name on it…..but I know deep down he would not have wanted that……….he was not a ’showy’ man….but that…‘thing’ I saw
was not Joe…..that could never represent the Man he was…….and I wondered….
what are “WE” worth………..all I know is…. Joe was more…so much More than…
half a brick…………

I hope you laugh with me at the thought of half a brick…because I KNOW Joe would ..

What are WE worth..??

Pagly2

Waroona, Australia

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