Monthly Archives: October 2015

Inspirational Quote 10.22.15 Widow’s Lament

The Widow’s Lament In Springtime Sorrow is my own yard where the new grass flames as it has flamed often before but not with the cold fire that closes round me this year. Thirty-five years I lived with my husband. The plum tree is white today with masses of flowers. Masses of flowers load the

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A Son Reflects on Father’s Cancer Death

[Editor: a 27 year-old first year medical student was given the assignment of writing a personal reflection on an encounter he or a family member had with the healthcare system and what he might have learned from it. I thought it would be helpful to those who have lost someone to terminal cancer and wonder

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Inspirational Quote 10.15.15 Living and Dying

Above all, be at ease, be as natural and spacious as possible. Slip quietly out of the noose of your habitual anxious self, release all grasping, and relax into your true nature. Think of your ordinary emotional, thought-ridden self as a block of ice or a slab of butter left out in the sun. If

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Inspirational Quote 10.8.15: Joy and Sorrow

On Joy and Sorrow  Kahlil Gibran   Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be? The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your

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