Rest. What a wonderful word. It brings with it feelings of relaxation and refreshment; a chance to renew the spirit and bring a freshness back to the old routines of life. Many of us look forward to periods of rest so we can separate ourselves from the everyday mundane pace of work and enjoy some … Continue reading A sabbath rest
I have to admit that these last few weeks have been very difficult. Since being diagnosed with cancer I have become almost a literal shut-in. I have very little contact with the outside world anymore and it is beginning to wear heavily on my soul. Today, as I sit before the computer, the tears are … Continue reading All other ground is sinking sand
"To be good is to be in harmony with oneself. Discord is to be forced to be in harmony with others." ~Oscar Wilde, In Conversation These last few days in Virginia have been a nightmare. After several warm, beautiful days, a front pushed its way into the state bringing with it much cooler temperatures and … Continue reading The energy sapping reality of anger
"Come on Mr. Frodo...I can't carry it for you, but I can carry you and it as well. So up you get! come on, Mr. Frodo dear! Sam will give you a ride. Just tell him where to go, and he'll go". ~Sam to Frodo on the slopes of Mt. Doom "I take thee to … Continue reading Everyone needs a Sam
"I wish it need not have happened in my time." ~Frodo to Gandalf "So do I...and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time given us." ~Gandalf's response Living with a chronic illness leaves … Continue reading Say yes to the journey
"How on earth did it come to me...I wish it need not have happened in my time." ~Frodo to Gandalf, The Fellowship of the Ring I have to admit that maybe I went into the exploratory laparotomy a bit on the cocky side. After speaking with the doctor and being told what to expect, I felt … Continue reading And your grief will turn to joy
Seems strange to say that so far I have had the vacation of my dreams. Here I am, 46 years old and counting, and I have never in my life been off the East Coast of the United States. If it had not been for my husband's transfer to Pennsylvania back in '97, I bet I … Continue reading Be careful what you wish for…
Finding a new "dream"