Just a Thought: Anais Nin
I found out this morning that an old friend has passed away and thought this quote was appropriate: “Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” Anais Nin
Just a Thought: Grief
Grief I had my own notion of grief. I thought it was a sad time That followed the death of someone you love. And you had to push through it To get to the other side. But I am learning there is no other side. There is no pushing through. But rather, There is absorption. Adjustment Acceptance And grief is not something you complete. But rather, you endure. Grief is not a task to finish, And move on, But an element of yourself – An alteration of your being. A new way of seeing. A new definition of self. Gwen Flowers
First Lesson: Enough
The word I chose for the year is Enough. Enough has a lot of meanings: Do I have enough? Am I enough? Do I have enough time? The answers to those questions are Yes, Yes and No. There is never enough time for the life that you want. The long holiday weekend gave me a hard kick as a reminder of the different meanings of the word enough. A week ago, my husband and I visited with my brother who was in the hospital, mostly due to complications from a long-term illness. He was in good spirits and nearly his usual self. He was, however, very blunt. He wanted to…
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