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letting go | letting go

annette-talbert's picture
Sep.08.2011
"Your children are not your children, they are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.They came through you but not from you and though they are with you yet they belong not to you." ~ Kahlil Gibran Transition time means taking stock, moving on, shedding false selves and re-defining...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Sep.03.2011
September 3         Where’s Your Chair?     Is the ring more unnatural for the tamer or the lion?  One the trapped, the other the trapper.  Who is the more in danger; the one with loss of freedom or the one with possible loss of life?  And while this...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Jun.29.2011
June 29       When I rise up and when I lay down       In order to be happy with you I have to learn to be happy without you.  I gasp at the pain of it and desperately wish that the above statement were not true, but alas, you are gone in a way that I can never reclaim...
rina-macasaet's picture
Jun.26.2011
  I started my day early and was dreading what felt like would be a long Monday feeling slightly off balance thinking and worrying about many small things. What a wonderful surprise to bump into my mother’s eldest sister!  It felt like I was looking and talking to mom. We chatted a bit while...
patricia-struntz's picture
May.30.2011
I shouldn’t have been surprised, but I was. Shocked, actually, and then heartbroken. The two magnificent redwoods in the area just outside our condo’s kitchen window were slated to be removed. Thirty-five years or so ago someone thought planting little redwoods throughout the grounds was a...
rina-macasaet's picture
May.06.2011
Motherhood is a happy place to be in.  With two college girls I like that I am able to continue working on being the kind of person I truly want to be.  It shows in the quality of my relationship with the girls.  The bond is tight, the lines of communication are open and there are no secrets to...
barbara-mountjoy's picture
Apr.06.2011
In my house, a man is dying. This man has spent months short of eighty years as a proud American, a fiscal conservative, a walker in the woods, an admirer of the sport of tennis, a card shark, a man with an appreciation for order and above all independence. He has been a husband, lover and father....
bonnie-char's picture
Mar.24.2011
As I've passed the half-century mark, I've come to the place in life where I no longer finish an unenjoyable book or movie rental. There is a point I reach at which I know I've spent enough time at an unfulfilling piece of fiction, and can expect more of the same if I continue. So if (after a given...
penelope-lowder's picture
Mar.18.2011
The X-Files did an episode were Scully, in a comatose state, was hovering between death and the earthly world. Her experiences played out in beautiful dreamlike symbolism created from a mix of myth, life experiences and divine energy. At one point, Scully dressed in her hospital blues was sitting...
cara-lorello's picture
Mar.18.2011
The day I let Rosie, my first horse, go 11 years ago was a tough one. But for the best, I knew. I was 18, and it was actually the day before a show she and I were to compete in, our third year in the top harness driving spot in our local 4-H division. Rosie, once energetic and vibrant, had grown...