your life is your life

This poem “The Laughing Heart” by Charles Bukowski read by Tom Waits is perfection. Three days into the new year…

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the good fun of what’s unexplainable

Today I saw my first butterfly of the year. A small white winged beauty fluttered by me at a particularly poignant moment. A short while later I spied two cardinals–a bright red male and a dull brownish green female–kissing each other. They were sitting on a banister under my bird-feeder and they held their kiss […]

the new normal

…”As noted bereavement therapist, Peter Lynch, MSW, said at an annual Holiday Service of Remembrance, referring to the many feelings associated with grief, “The only way through it is through it.” …

dream within a dream

…Last night I caught a dream. I was seeing all of the flowers that I have recently planted out in my Anniversary Garden. But I was seeing them from a much different perspective, up close and personal. …

orange peels & how it feels: coping with grief liam neeson-style

…Just like Liam Neeson, I’m getting good at surfing that wave along with all the other human beings who have had someone they love “Taken” from them. I’m calling on my Inner Action Hero to propel me forward…