Cue the sad Jim Croce song "Time in a Bottle".
The Universe is funny. One of my go to phrases during times of sadness or grief, be they my own or someone else's, is "If I could go to the store and buy you a bottle of time and slather it all over you you would feel better." I say this because healing takes time and we can't rush time no matter how much we may want to.
Today a bottle of thyme essential oil I had ordered as a remedy for snoring for my father came in the mail. As I was transferring some of the oil from the big bottle to the little bottle, the little bottle slipped out of my hand and thyme oil spilled all over me. I laughed out loud alone in my kitchen smelling like pizza as I recalled all the many times I had said "if only I could slather time all over myself." As they said in the movie Practical Magic, "careful what you wish for".