Monthly Archives: April 2015

Inspirational Quote 4.30.15 Do not grieve

Transcience Nay, do not grieve tho’ life be full of sadness, Dawn will not veil her splendor for your grief, Nor spring deny their bright, appointed beauty To lotus blossom and ashoka leaf. Nay, do not pine, tho’ life be dark with trouble, Time will not pause or tarry on his way; To-day that seems

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Inspirational Quote 4.23.15 Making the Best of It

  [Editor: Gilda Radner was among the best comedians of my generation. She died of ovarian cancer at 42 at the peak of her career. I first saw her perform in a stage show that presaged Saturday Night Live. Her death led to the founding of Gilda’s Clubs, a network of affiliate clubhouses where people

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Inspirational Quote 4.16.15 Beautiful People and Grief

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not

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Inspirational Quote 4.9.15 It Would Have Been Enough

[Editor’s Note: I am not partial to reprints, but in the spirit of the Jewish holiday Passover which inspired this well-received poem by R. L Nona, I decided to do so. The title Dayenu is the chorus of a very popular Passover song of the same name.] Grief Poem 124 Dayenu   If we had

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Inspirational Quote 4.2.15: Do not go gentle

This week’s poem is by one of my favorite poets, Dylan Thomas. The recent movie “Interstellar” used this poem several times. It is an affirmation of living life to the last breath, of not not giving one’s self up to grief after the loss of a loved one. It is a great message to all

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