There comes a time in everyone’s life when …. wait that sounds so cliché’! Is it true? Is there really a time in EVERYONE’s life when something-something. Upon pondering that thought a bit more deeply than I intended (having just finished reading the heart-wrenching book My Sister’s Keeper), I do indeed think this axiom stands. Continue reading
Kept by ourselves in silence and apart; The secret anniversaries of the heart.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The end of a 12-month period is never so marked as the one infused with emotion. Life. Death. Re-awakening. Anniversaries in the forms of births, marriage, and death earmark the years. Lest we forget, even the months count for these occasions. Continue reading
Although the Fall season for us here in North America officially began a couple of weeks ago, October 1st just cements that (at least here in the northern US), with the cooler weather now a seeming certainty and the wind gently blowing the leaves off the trees.
With each Autumn, the leaves change colors and fall to the ground, and we are prompted to think about what we can let go of in our own lives that are changing and falling away. Continue reading
As I walk through this process of continuing my own life as a woman with roles as a daughter, a sibling, a mother, a wife and a friend… despite a family member’s death, I see yet another layer of heavy emotions piling on top of my disbelief and sorrow. It’s not that layers are coming off and falling aside. Oh no, the layers are accumulating, until I can barely breathe. I am finding that I don’t have time to accept or manage or “shake off” the effects of one before the next layer is there, ready to smother me. Continue reading