Savoring the dregs

"That sense of loss is exactly what we must anticipate, prepare for, and cherish to the last of our days." It's getting harder and harder to find the humor in my father's long farewell. He can barely speak above a whisper now. He's completely wheelchair-bound with...

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A tick full of anvils

"I see my light come shining From the west onto the east. Any day now, any day how, I shall be released." DooDaddy has been having lots of peculiar dreams lately, About being places and not being able to do things. I think these are anxiety dreams about his...

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Letting Go

The acceptance of death gives you more of a stake in life, in living life happily, as it should be lived. Living for the moment."  There is a place beyond sadness where acceptance lives. That's where we are now. Almost two years to the day after Gmamma received her...

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Fly Away Home

"Oh please don't go. Let me have you just one moment more ... Tell me that someday you'll be returning and maybe, maybe I'll believe. It's just enough to see a shooting star to know you're never really gone." Dear ones, as I write this, my favorite cousin, my mother's...

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