Tag Archives: Loss

Falling Back To The Earth

“Who leaves the pine-tree, leaves his friend, unnerves his strength, invites his end.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson  “How beautiful the leaves grow old.  How full of light and color are their last days.”  John Burroughs When a tree is diseased or … Continue reading

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The Kitchen is the Heart of the Home and the Center of my Grief

It has taken a year, both of us working full-time, to save for the down payment for our first home.  The lannon-stone house built in the 1950s, sits on a half-acre lot, nestled between farmland.  There is no extra money … Continue reading

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Lichen and Loss – What’s the Connection?

Playing the game Table Topics with friends, we went around the circle answering a select question.   “What would you like to do for a job that might surprise all of your friends?”  One of the men in our group answered, “I’d … Continue reading

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Entering Into Grief – A Leap of Faith

I am ten years old; my knobby knees shaking as I stand upon the high diving board getting ready to jump as the last test of my abilities.  After six weeks of swimming lessons, they think I am ready for … Continue reading

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Long Distance Equals Losses

Visits home from California and Arizona usually center on crisis – coming home to help with medical needs or attending a funeral.  So, when my sisters visit this time, just to spend time with mom while things are stable, it … Continue reading

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Friendships Are Worth The Grief

“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” Kahlil Gibran                                                                                                                  Jeff and I both love our homes, the neighborhood … Continue reading

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Death Times Two

Mary watches her mother’s body and mind be ravaged by Multiple Sclerosis, the agonizing decision to move her mom to a local nursing home, breaks Mary’s heart. I adjust to the physical and mental changes that occur after my mother’s … Continue reading

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