Monthly Archives: July 2013

Life Is A Special Occasion

Last week felt interminable (perhaps it was the heat), close friends are having a hard time, and I haven’t slept well in two days. It requires precious energy to keep my thoughts and feelings compartmentalized, so they do not take … Continue reading

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Lessons of Loss

What I have learned: Life breaks through the membrane of my protective beliefs, regardless of how strongly I hold them. I can survive great amounts of pain, and therefore joy, and keep going. Missing my parents (and others) does not deter … Continue reading

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Forever and Always

July 18 was my father’s birthday. Were he still here, he would have been 88 today. I took a few moments this morning, to quietly commune with, and reflect about, him. I miss him, there’s no getting around that. He … Continue reading

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Your Relatives Are Right…

“Aging is a marathon if you make it. It creeps up slowly; a tired look, a slower walk, a shadowing fear. That is how it looks, peering in. Observing my parents is seeing aging – a process well along its … Continue reading

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Happy Summer Days

I had the most wonderful, serendipitous day. My usual yoga class had a different teacher, I arrived 5 minutes late (because I was involved in phone call returns) and still the class had not begun. I felt a strange mix … Continue reading

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Parental Lessons

My mother taught me what unconditional love felt like. This did not mean her behavior felt loving every moment of our 58 years together, we certainly had our share of disagreements, but beneath that surface layer, she stood steady. I cannot think … Continue reading

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Caveat

This is intended for the young people who read my blog (although, the more I think about it, that intention can spread to any age). There is a caveat to yesterday’s post. Steve Job’s quote is powerful, but then what? … Continue reading

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