Sweet, Sweet Spirit

When I am dead, my dearest, Sing no sad songs for me; Plant thou no roses at my head, Nor shady cypress tree: Be the green grass above me With showers and dewdrops wet; And if thou wilt, remember, And if thou wilt, forget.  ~ Christina Rossetti For Gina Nichole Leach May 31. It’s been … More Sweet, Sweet Spirit

Litany: Now What?

I admit it is one of those down-in-the-dumps days. If I let myself cry, I fear I’ll never stop. Health stuff: a suspicious sighting on my mammogram, in both breasts. The need to have my weeping uterus scraped and checked for cancer. Finding myself heading in and out of doctor’s offices. Answering phone call after … More Litany: Now What?

Becoming Human

“Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.” — Antoine de Saint Exupéry – The Little Prince Weep. Wail. Kvetch. Dance … More Becoming Human

Sweet Darkness

“When your demons come, offer them a piece of cake.” ~ Buddhist saying Resistance is Futile. Why offer ‘cake’ to your darkness? Because even the darkness — at its most vulnerable center — is in need of love. If we love our darkness (instead of resisting it), we can integrate the lessons it comes to … More Sweet Darkness

Young at Heart

For my Mother Day 25: A – Z Challenge “The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.” ― Robert Frost Remember Your Sense of Wonder. As I get older, it gets more difficult to match how I feel on the inside with how I look on the outside. There’s an aspect of child-like wonder that directs … More Young at Heart