This Too Shall Pass, right?
“Sunset doesn’t last all evening, a mind can blow those clouds away” Credit: George Harrison “All Things Must Pass” 1970 How long does grief last? How do you know when it ends? Is there some sort of epiphany and emotional release or is it more subtle? And, if it is subtle…how does that feel and […]
Every Moment Matters
“Enjoy the Little things in life, because one day you will look back, and realize they were the Big things.” Kurt Vonnegut I stayed home one night last week. I built a glorious, blazing fire in the backyard chiminea, and petted my wonderful dog. Not exactly unusual activities for me or many others, I […]
A Love Letter to my Father
I called you Daddy…’cause that’s what you were to me. The kind of Daddy who was there when I needed you after a bad dream, surprised me with Pez, Twinkies, and the “Big Box” of 64 Crayolas (with built-in sharpener!) in my school locker; worked hard to give me the best of everything; was always […]
2012-The Year of Yin and Yang
” Don’t let the bastards get you down, Lisë!” I can still hear my father’s words earlier this year. He’s right, of course, as he is so very often.Those words fell upon my newly-numb ears. I, along with dozens of my colleagues, had just been told that we were out of work. Jobs that most […]
The Music of Her Life…..
This has been the hardest week of my life. As I work furiously to assemble WWII era songs onto an ipod for my mother, I wonder if I will even make it there on time. ‘There’ being the hospital where she has existed since September 2010. I wonder if she will even be able to […]
Family, Friends and all things important….
I bought a bunch of flowers today. They weren’t anything special or exotic. Just a simple bunch of pink tulips. Grocery store flowers. Pretty, but not captivating. Not a ‘must-have’ item. They weren’t on the grocery list. They certainly were not in the budget. It felt a little bit frivolous and unnecessary and like a […]