Last weekend, I went to Michigan, with my boyfriend and I learned a very important lesson. My boyfriend and I were walking on a boardwalk while the sun was setting. The sun was in the process of dipping into the cool blue lake. The air was warm but the sight was breathtaking. As we were…
Having several chronic illnesses, I unfortunately had to cut my long hair, due to hair loss. My hair started to come out in handfuls. I was devastated to cut it, because it was my security blanket. After my haircutI felt extremely insecure once I cut it, but in the long run I’m glad I did.…
Sunsets, like childhood, are viewed with wonder not just because they are beautiful but because they are fleeting.” ― Richard Paul Evans, The Gift
Sunsets, like empires and memories of love long ago, fade slow; first brilliant, then warm, and finally passing to silk brocade on black velvet. How much more beautiful they are in memory when the busy moments of planning and passing through life have stilled. Continue reading “Sunsets and Memories”
Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. ― Louis de Bernières, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
In a follow on to my side trip into aging gracefully, I made a few tweaks to this previous post to give a snapshot into the thoughts one has for a loved one as they grow old together and frailty begins to pull one away from the other.
The metaphor of life from a faded rose in my garden struck me one day as I watched it fade, almost over night. Memories of youth and life played like a song in my mind even though the words played hide and seek as I searched my mind to no avail to remember dates, names, and faces of those long gone. How our lives fade came to me all too clear in that moment through the lens when the rose came into focus. Continue reading “A Faded Rose”
“Words dazzle and deceive because they are mimed by the face.But black words on a white page are the soul laid bare.” ― Guy de Maupassant
Fostering strong beauty
What have I learned this week?
- That I have to be my own steward and treat myself with kindness even when I don’t feel I deserve it.
- I have to be mindful of the thoughts I keep company with.
- I have to remember that breathing is necessary to life.
- That sometimes things aren’t as bad as they feel.
- That being different is okay.
What have your learned?