On my right, the one at the Lutheran church proclaimed: “Be happy, be heathy”.
But on my left sat others, as part of a Halloween display.
The setting was a small grave yard, with tombstone signs advising, “Rest in peace”.
The irony was jarring.
Yet later on a relaxing walk below falling gold leaves, I found a message in the earlier sign paradox.
I know for sure my husband and parents who’ve passed from Alzheimer’s and dementias are now at peace.
And they’d all want me to be happy and healthy, which I am.
But I did keep my walk brief to go home and fill out more paperwork.
As I’m well aware I will be calmer once their three small estates are finally completed.