“The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.” ~ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart There were many moments of silence as we visited with my mother-in-love yesterday. It was not one of her better days. Still, there was music in the few words she spoke in the moments when her eyes met ours in […]
“Over the course of the millennia, all these multitudes of ancestors, generation upon generation, have come down to this moment in time—to give birth to you. There has never been, nor will ever be, another like you. You have been given a tremendous responsibility. You carry the hopes and dreams of all those who have […]
“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” ~ Martin Luther My husband’s dad slipped peacefully away this weekend. The respect and dignity with which this gentle-man was cared for in these final days a testimony to the seeds he sowed throughout his 95 […]
“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson True words as I ponder the life my father-in-love has lived for 95 years and the rich legacy of family he has created. Every story shared solidifies his status as a truly a successful […]
“How fragile we are, between the few good moments.” ~ Jane Hirshfield We journey today to be with Gerry’s parents and his sister and her husband. We prepare to say goodbye. We support. We love. We pray.
“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.” ~ Maya Angelou, Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer I After church we will travel a short way to spend more time with Gerry’s parents. His dad, […]
“There are so many doors to open. I am impatient to begin.” ~ Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon After an unsettled weekend, equilibrium has been restored. We begin again. My desk is a mess with papers and books and binders so tidying up will be the first task I tackle this morning. I once resolved […]
“Look not out, but within . . . Remember it is a still voice that speaks to us in this day, and that it is not to be heard in the noises and hurries of the mind; but it is distinctly understood in a retired frame.” ~ William Penn Some things . . . A […]