I got my first COVID vaccine this week. I am grateful. There are lessons and messages everywhere these days, or perhaps I am simply more open to receiving them. I looked around at all of us receiving the vaccine ….the looks of fear, relief, hope, fatigue at all that we have gone through. A strange … Continue reading A dose of vaccine – a dose of poignant reality →
I am thinking these days of all the various aspects of aging. There are parts that we cannot help, that are part and parcel of changes that aging brings. Changes in our bodies, in our memories, in our senses. There are losses – of parts of ourselves, of friends, of family, of partners. And more … Continue reading When to accept, when to defy…. →
Here we are in a new year……2021. I write those numbers amazed at how quickly the years have gone by. How quickly my own years have gone by. How did I get to be this old? When did that happen? I remember my father looking in the mirror and asking, only half in jest, “who … Continue reading The Gifts of Aging →
Life is humbling…and my most recent lessons in humility come from an 11 year old kitty named Squeaky. I have lost my two 17 year old kitties recently and have been deeply in grief. No way did I think I would be ready to adopt another kitty for quite some time. Then I was told … Continue reading Squeaky lessons →
Today I take the journey once again to my place of deep aloneness…. intentional solitude. Christmas is over…. it’s almost a new year. May it be a better one. I live alone, and was grateful this year to have the company of two friends for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. All three of us … Continue reading The Call to Solitude →
So I want to tell you a little story about what happened to me the other day. I have had a sick kitty (liver cancer) and have been dreading when “the time” came. I also really had no idea how to assess when it was “time”. How does one know such a thing? Yes, we … Continue reading The Incredible Power of Kindness →
I recently read a great post about losing our sense of smell as we age….and how to keep things alive. It made me stop and think…… I have a bit of an unusual circumstance, having lost my sense of smell (which also then effects my ability to taste) in my early 40’s after some sinus … Continue reading Coming To Our Senses →
Let me start with a brief summary of my morning yesterday and how I realized that I needed to stay home as I was a danger to myself and others. My day started off with grocery shopping, which is where I discovered that I had somehow lost my debit card. Panic sets in…..and I immediately … Continue reading Saying goodbye to a pet…..Staying present to life….. →
It’s Saturday morning reflection time again……It has been a challenging week in some ways, and also a very full and rich week. I believe in Divine Guidance and timing. So, I love to write and I also love to paint. I have not painted for some time, and out of the blue, a young woman … Continue reading The richness within….the eternity of Self →
I stand here on this early Saturday morning reflecting on life….. These are challenging times for our country and for the world. I pray that we find our way through this soon. In the meantime, how, I wonder, do we make the best of our precious time on this earth during these particular circumstances? I … Continue reading Moments of Grace…. →
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