Dress worn as a top: Gap (on sale)
Heels: Michael Kors
Something has gone wrong with April. Perhaps Mercury is in retrograde. Or whatever horoscopes say when they mean "you're just going to have a really bad month. Really bad. Trust me." I know that May 1st can't come soon enough. It's time to usher out this month and start over with a brand new one that is full of blooming peonies and warmer weekends.
Some very sad things happened this month - my grandfather passed away. Though my family is very sad, I think we're all grateful that, for his sake, he has moved beyond pain and is on to happier things. Reunited with all of his brothers and his parents somewhere beyond here. But that knowledge - that he is in a better place - certainly has not stopped me from feeling down during the past week. I have such happy memories of my grandfather that the memories have been flooding my mind lately and I've been having a hard time letting go. Above all, I know that I am lucky to have known him and will miss him a great lot.
I know that a few people close to me have gone through a loss or a difficult time this month as well. Perhaps bad events cluster up together so that we can all share in hardship and feel less alone. I think that it would be nice for things to take a break for a month or so, let everyone recoup and reset. I think my workplace and my household has had just about enough of bad moods and tears and general grumpiness.