“Your heart is like a great river after a long spell of rain, spilling over its banks. All signposts that once stood on the ground are gone, inundated and carried away by that rush of water. And still the rain beats down on the surface of the river. Every time you see a flood like … More My Heart is a Great River. So is Yours.
In memory of my Buddhist friend, Miguel, who died on Valentine’s Day. “It is often said that in today’s modern and postmodern world that the forces of darkness are upon us. But I think not; in the Dark and the Deep there are truths that can always heal. It is not the forces of darkness … More Swimming in the Deep End
“Until you heal the wounds of your past, you are going to bleed. You can bandage the bleeding with food, with alcohol, with drugs, with work, with cigarettes, with sex; but eventually, it will all ooze through and stain your life. You must find the strength to open the wounds, stick your hands … More Lancing Our Wounds. Loving Our Scars.
“That’s part of what I like about the book in some ways. It portrays death truthfully. You die in the middle of your life, in the middle of a sentence.” ~ John Green, The Fault in Our Stars Mapping the Human Heart Last night I read a piece online about a young Canadian woman named Amanda … More Trapped at my Desk: A Defiant Elegy