Floating between lives

Sometimes we float between lives. The one we had and the one that is to come. And while we try to figure out the future we miss the moment and know that we’ll look back and regret not having enjoyed this floating time. I’m floating, unattached to anything, which should be a pleasurable experience but […]

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Endings are important

He is a good man. Honest, charming, highly intelligent and gifted. I’m happy to have shared a life with him. As we let go now, I only wish him well because I do love him. He was an important part of my life, which I don’t wish to tarnish. Endings are important and ours is […]

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You can’t prepare for the future.

When I was a little girl, yes I once was, I had this habit of trying to foresee and get ready for future disasters. I thought that I could prepare myself for the worst by thinking ahead. This became a habit well into adulthood. And as I’ve found out, this is not a way to […]

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Learning from our mistakes and accepting what is

Mistakes are things like setting your alarm to 6 p.m. when you really meant to set it to 6 a.m. or using salt instead of sugar in your coffee. These would be thoughtless errors that we all make from time to time. Other types of mistakes are the ones like General David Petraeus’ public humiliation. […]

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What may bring hope…

“Deep grief sometimes is almost like a specific location, a coordinate on a map of time. When you are standing in that forest of sorrow, you cannot imagine that you could ever find your way to a better place.

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Children: the victims of an AIDS/HIV ravaged country.

There is nothing worse and more heartbreaking than to hear stories or see images of children suffering. Unfortunately, we have become used to seeing images of adults killed, injured by wars or environmental calamities. We are exposed to fewer images of children or babies in these conditions because those images are assumed too brutal for the […]

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