There is a heaviness in my heart and sadness I am feeling about the loss of Queen Elizabeth that is almost startling.
It feels inconceivable that she is truly gone. Perhaps it’s the abruptness.
Just days ago she was receiving the latest in a long line of prime ministers. Her smile and countenance were as sweet and warm as ever. There was no hint of this being her final days.
In a chaotic world, she was continuity. In fact, her continuity was unparalleled. Even across the pond, I feel off-kilter.
Like many, I learned the news from an alert on my iPhone while I lay in a darkened examining room getting a sonogram. I shared the news with the young technician. Two American women from different generations found ourselves equally bereft and shared our feelings.
May the Queen Rest in Peace with her beloved Phillip.