Haibun: Shaken, not stirred

For De’s Prompt on dVerse Poets Pub. I haven’t followed any rules this go around.

Haibun: Shaken, not stirred
“A martini. Shaken, not stirred.” Bond, James Bond

My husband was a James Bond aficionado. He knew everything about him. When he was in hospital dying, his only regret: he would miss the new movie.

He will be watching from heaven when I go – I will be stirred without him by my side.


21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Mar 09, 2020 @ 16:44:59

    Oh… I know he will be there with you when you go and see it… and now it’s been delayed…


  2. Jane Dougherty
    Mar 09, 2020 @ 17:02:58

    If that was his only regret, he was a very happy and contented man. Make sure you take him with you when you see it.


  3. Glenn A. Buttkus
    Mar 09, 2020 @ 17:07:38

    My kind of guy. There has been more than 12 Bond films, 6 actors in the role. Daniel Craig does a fine job (this is his fourth film); of corse Sean Connery was/is the definitive Bond.


    • kanzensakura
      Mar 09, 2020 @ 17:21:35

      I didn’t care for Sean Connery because he was a wife beater. He was too macho as well. Pierce Brosnan to me was THE definitive Bond – handsome, elegant, a killer.

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  4. Vivian Zems
    Mar 09, 2020 @ 17:15:20

    How poignant…yes, he’ll be watching it too.


  5. Frank Hubeny
    Mar 09, 2020 @ 17:38:46

    I like how you describe him watching from heaven.


  6. Misky
    Mar 09, 2020 @ 17:39:38

    I hope Brad enjoys the movie. 🙂


  7. whimsygizmo
    Mar 09, 2020 @ 19:33:03

    Awww, Toni. I know Brad will be with you as you enjoy the movie. Holding you in my heart.


  8. Sherry Marr
    Mar 09, 2020 @ 21:20:37

    Oh, I wish he could have seen it, too. You will be watching it for him. And, likely, with him, because the ways of heaven are pretty cool. Smiles.


  9. Na'ama Yehuda
    Mar 09, 2020 @ 22:08:02

    Amen to watching with you, even from heaven.


  10. areadingwriter
    Mar 10, 2020 @ 00:29:06

    I cannot imagine this pain. But such brave heart you have.


  11. Victoria Stuart
    Mar 10, 2020 @ 07:23:45

    Such a sweet sentiment “He will be watching from heaven when I go – I will be stirred without him by my side.”


  12. Grace
    Mar 10, 2020 @ 08:08:54

    Watching and being with you all the time Toni!


  13. Beverly Crawford
    Mar 10, 2020 @ 17:38:17

    He’ll be right there with you in spirit!


  14. lillian
    Mar 16, 2020 @ 11:55:31

    In this crazy world right now, we are all learning to live within our simplistic means within our own homes….with a minimum few. My heart goes out to you Toni….knowing Brad and your mother are with you in spirit but there is still a hollow space that is felt within the body…even when they are with us in our hearts. Thinking of you, toni.


    • kanzensakura
      Mar 16, 2020 @ 11:59:35

      Thank you Lillian. His pic is in my kitchen surrounded by yellow and purple hyacinths. It is as if he were with me. Take care of yourself. Be safe. Practice social isolation and please be careful.

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