2017 – The Year that Was. The buzz I’ve been reading all month from so many sources seems to resonate with the voice of the collective consciousness that this was an intense year for so many of us on the planet. People are ending 2017 feeling shaken, shattered, broken, scarred, numb, shocked,...
…or what is right around the bend. Autumn Brilliance right down the way from Niagara Falls from the beauty of the Canadian side – Nov 2017
“Love after loss is a profound experience.”
That sentence came to me as the preface to our engagement announcement this summer.
I use it again today as...
“The horizon leans forward,
Offering you space to place new steps of change.
Here, on the pulse of this fine day
You may have the courage
To look up …
Here on the pulse of this new day
You may have the grace to look up and out …
And say simply
LONGER THAN I EXPECTED – Subtitled: EVERYTHING IN ITS RIGHT TIME
“Hofstadter’s Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.” ―Douglas Hofstadter, American professor of cognitive science
Hofstadter’s law was a part of Douglas Hofstadter’s 1979...
7-1/2 years and one month; from Thanksgiving to the Winter Solstice.
That is my answer when asked:
Wow … how long did it take you to make these meaningful custom legacy pillows, Gayle?
It has been seven and one-half years since my loving husband passed away. We’ve moved several times since then,...
I’m stunned, sad and grieving.
Our 11-year-old friend, Mermaid Rachel, passed peacefully two weeks ago after her valiant battle with brain cancer. Kids shouldn’t get cancer. Nobody should get cancer. #cancersucks #SU2C #livestrong Rachel was a light on earth to all who knew her. Her...
I love October.
It is my favorite month.
I love everything about it …
The change in the air –
The cooler temps and less humidity –
The vibrant autumn color palette of reds, oranges and golds –
The leaves transforming in all their glory before our eyes –
The fall holidays –
The scents and flavors...
Friends are the family we choose for ourselves. – Edna Buchanan
Travel does the heart and soul good. And when that travel has the added bonus of including a summer holiday visit with chosen family north of the border, all the better.
I had never been to Toronto before. I have explored many...
“If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.” – President Barack Obama
Dear friends had us over for family dinner last week. A summer BBQ with blended chosen families, young adults, teens, a few young-at-hearts and a special...
“Legacy is not what’s left tomorrow when you’re gone. It’s what you give, create, impact and contribute today while you’re here that then happens to live on.” – Rasheed Ogunlaru
In the moment you are in the thick of them, you never know why certain life events have happened or why we perceive...