Monday, December 27, 2010
Erin was pretty near perfect in my eyes but I'm sure everyone feels the same way about their kids, human or fur covered. Many people claim it albeit knowing the statement is totally false but I publicly avow to the fact that Erin was near canine sainthood and I'm sure quite a few others would make that claim. That said, she wasn't perfect as all living breathing creatures have flaws, quirks, and imperfections that make them unique. It's those blemishes, inadequacies, and the so called deficiencies of Erin that I'm truly reminded of how special she was and why I miss her tremendously. As I reflect upon my years with Erin, it's those intimate flaws that come to mind and are sorely missed.
A scene from a favorite movie, "Good Will Hunting" comes to mind and in this shot, Robin Williams describes to Matt Damon his deceased wife's quirks and how much he misses them. The dialogue from the scene is posted......Sean: Ah...! But Will, she’s been dead for 2 years, and that's the shit I remember: wonderful stuff you know? Little things like that. Those are the things I miss the most. The little idiosyncrasies that only I know about: that's what made her my wife. Oh she had the goods on me too, she knew all my little peccadilloes. People call these things imperfections, but there not. Ah, that's the good stuff.
~ Robin Williams as Sean Maguire, Matt Damon as Will Hunting
That is how I feel about Erin and her oddball imperfections. What I wouldn't give to see her drink water from a bowl again and to witness the flood of liquid mopping the floor. Rarely could she drink a bowl of water without it dripping out the sides of her mouth and it became a regular punchline as we visited with friends and family. We would always hear how Erin mopped Mother's kitchen floor or shined Shaver Bookstore's wood floor with the excess drainage. Innocently, she would gaze up at everyone and inquire as to what the fuss is about, oh how I miss those times. She had a few other quirks that drove me crazy but now I find them so endearing as I recollect the past. But, like Sean in GWH, I'm going to keep the remaining imperfections of my loved one a secret unknown to all but me as that is truly the good stuff.
Erin your secrets are safe with me!! RIP my angel!!