Over the past months including more months into the future, this time of my life has been about completion. An era has ended. A chapter or three are closed now. The timing of completion seemingly coincided with the few days before the Vernal Equinox.
This past weekend, my love, Vincent, and I headed across the state to Clearwater. My godmother passed away and we went to assist her sister, my other aunt in clearing out the apartment. She had it all done by the time we got there. Her efficiency gave us the time to revisit important places of our past, have a a long walk down memory lane and say good-bye to fond memories.
In 1945, my grandfather pioneered his way in the Clearwater area. He built some homes where hardly any infrastructure existed. He developed a block which is now called Lembo Circle off of Druid Road. There was a sign up on Lembo Circle showing an upcoming development called Lembo Court. We stopped by and picked some grapefruit off of Grandpa's tree and headed over the Clearwater Beach.
Over the years of visiting Florida, we spent many days on that beach feeding seagulls and enjoying the sun and surf. Many of our old reel-to-reel black and white moving pictures show the family enjoying the beach and playing in the sand.
We also had to visit the old Kapok Tree. Our whole family has fond memories of having dinners at that amazing restaurant and gardens during it's hey day. It is now owned by Sam Ash Music Stores and there is a Kapok Special Events location. The day we went they were preparing for a prom.
As we drove home from an amazingly loving visit with my Aunt Dolly and Clearwater, I contemplated that the last of the Lembo family is gone from Clearwater. The era has ended. Although I continue to clear out the many closets, drawers, cabinets and more of my parent's huge home (want to rent it?) I know I am still in the process of endings. With every ending is a new beginning.
I look forward as I prepare to write the next chapter of my life. Using the energy of the Vernal Equinox when the sun has just entered Aries, the next cycle begins anew!
What cycles are you ending? How are you writing your next chapter?