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A Gift of Love

Today — June 20, 2021 — is the fortieth anniversary of when our daughter Patty died.  That was June 20, 1981. Forty years? Really? How is that possible?  The gifts of love in all of this are countless. First, and I do

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Posted in connecting, daughters, Death, Grief, Life vs Death, loss, LOVE, Mothers, pain, Sorrows of the Deep

Give Sorrow Words . . .

Good Evening, God Grief, no matter how long unspoken, still longs to be shared. I am experiencing this first hand. Several months ago a dear friend, who had lost her beloved son, asked me to join a Monday’s Mommy’s Mourning

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Posted in being together in a compassionate presence, Compassion, compassion to care for myself, connecting, going THROUGH the sorrow, Grief, Regret -- acknowledging and releasing it, self care as self compassion and humility, self-compassion, Sorrows of the Deep

The Candle of Hope

Good Evening, God! Sigh . . . we Enneagram Sevens resist pain and sorrow so automatically that it took me the entire day to realize that I was sad and a little depressed. Fortunately, I have two amazing daughters —

Posted in going THROUGH the sorrow, Grief, hope, Hope as a gift from God, LOVE, Sorrows of the Deep, The daily details of love, the essential nature of hope, the gift of persistent love

I’m sorrowing

Good Evening, God I am sorrowing . . . over so many things.  And this photo from back in April expresses my mood.  I miss life as it was back in the OLD normal.  I remember the call — in

Posted in connecting, fears, freedom, going THROUGH the sorrow, Sorrows of the Deep

Healing Grief

Good Evening, God! Give sorrow words . . . Shakespeare said that centuries ago. But, God, we don’t. As for me, I didn’t know how. So I pushed it down . . . focused on all the Good Stuff .

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Posted in connecting, gratitude, Grief, healing, Hearts, respect, Self-Respect, Sorrows of the Deep

An Inner Sea

Good Evening, God! This photos of a mist covered lake in the Pyrenees was sent by dear friends as they hike in those mountains. I love this lake. It makes me think of my deep Inner Sea . . .

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Posted in adjusting, connecting, daughters, Flowers, friends, Grief, healing, pain, Sorrows of the Deep

On Being Back

I cannot stop Time. I cannot fix all the ills of the world, or of my family or of myself .

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Posted in Failing, Sorrows of the Deep, time, Transitions

Entering into Ireland’s Past — via Sebastian Barry

It’s filled with phrases that make me pause and savor them. Sure and the author really is a poet. Oh, but the story! The horrors that are lingering in my mind.

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Posted in Compassion, Expand my Heart, Forgiving, Sorrows of the Deep, time

Angels and Humans

Good Morning, God! Yesterday I joined a dear friend for breakfast at the Arcadia retirement residence. She had worked with me on the library committee there since 1997, and we both retired this August. It did my heart good to

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Posted in Sorrows of the Deep, Sub-Selves

A Sabbath Day of Slow, Deep, Underground Sorrows

Good Morning, God, I had a strangely sad day yesterday, God. Even spending the afternoon in a “Party of Celebration and Thanksgiving for Lives Spared” didn’t totally remove the heavy feeling that began with the U.S.A.’s loss of the World

Posted in Sorrows of the Deep, Stories, the cold snow of reality, various backlogs in my life

Blogs I Follow
Brené Brown

chatting and sometimes, listening

Rachel Naomi Remen

chatting and sometimes, listening

A Moment with God

chatting and sometimes, listening

Sacred Dance Guild Journal

Since 1958 articles by members & guests offer news about activities, history, Sacred Dance practices, profiles of Sacred Dancers, choreography, images & illustrations.

Victoria Paulsen

How to Step In -- Substitute Teaching

Brené Brown

chatting and sometimes, listening

Rachel Naomi Remen

chatting and sometimes, listening

A Moment with God

chatting and sometimes, listening

Sacred Dance Guild Journal

Since 1958 articles by members & guests offer news about activities, history, Sacred Dance practices, profiles of Sacred Dancers, choreography, images & illustrations.

Victoria Paulsen

How to Step In -- Substitute Teaching