• Gratitude
  • Saturday, March 18, 2017

    “There is a need to find and sing our own song, to stretch our limbs and shake them in a dance so wild that nothing can roost there, that stirs the yearning for solitary voyage.” ~ Barbara Lazear Ascher. Oh these tulips. I am smitten with the beauty of these faded flowers, ready for the […]

  • Aging
  • Thursday, March 16, 2017

    “It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” ~ Charles Dickens, Great Expectations Still bristling over a comment made by a grocery store clerk yesterday in reference to an older couple who had just taken […]

  • Aging
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    “I believe in the magic and authority of words.” ~ René Char There is a woman named Betty who lives in the care home with my mother-in-love who does not speak. She is 99-years-old and has some dementia but, as far as I can tell, is physically strong. She dives heartily into her meals; one […]

  • A "Grand" Life!
  • Friday, March 10, 2017

    “That is one good thing about this world . . . there are always sure to be more springs.” ~ L.M. Montgomery I dread looking out the window in the morning for fear of seeing how much snow accumulated overnight. I’m hearing rumours of a warming trend next week so maybe, if we can just […]

  • Inspirational
  • Sunday, March 5, 2017

    “The snow has not yet left the earth, but spring is already asking to enter your heart.” ~ Anton Chekhov, The Exclamation Mark Honestly. Snow? It’s falling right now. Just a few flakes of dandruff, but still. Snow. Truly, this sometimes feels like the never-ending winter. Ah, but you will not have the final say […]

  • Gratitude
  • Friday, March 3, 2017

    “No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.” ~ Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist I wake early, first, while it’s still dark, just the way I like it. The morning silence speaks volumes to me and I listen with […]

  • Reflections
  • Thursday, February 23, 2017

    “Feelings, and feelings, and feelings. Let me try thinking instead.” ~ C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed I have let feelings run the show in recent days despite knowing that’s like putting life on a trajectory toward misery. I’ve known what I need to stop doing, but haven’t. I’ve had some ideas for what would be […]

  • Family
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    “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 […]