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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 2.26.15 Song of Grieving and Loss

I recently found myself humming this iconic song. Written in 1938 for Broadway, it became an anthem of separation during World War II. In thinking over the lyrics I realized that it could be a song of grieving and loss. For far too many who didn’t come back from “over there,” it was, unfortunately, a song

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Inspirational Quote 2.19.15: If I die before you

Promissory Note by Galway Kinnell If I die before you which is all but certain then in the moment before you will see me become someone dead in a transformation as quick as a shooting star’s I will cross over into you and ask you to carry not only your own memories but mine too

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