Tag Archives: love

Thirty-five years ago the bridesmaids wore yellow

Thirty-five years ago the bridesmaids wore yellow. A hot yellow sun oven-baked the Methodist church on September 9th, 1978.  We sweltered.  We sweated. (OK, maybe it rained.  Maybe the bridesmaids wore baby blue and maybe we married in the Presbyterian … Continue reading

Posted in September 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 61 Comments

Thirty days to live

This week one of my friends shared a dream. In the dream, which she described as half-way between waking and sleeping, feeling so utterly “realistic”, a voice told her:  “You have thirty days to live.  Get your affairs in order.” … Continue reading

Posted in August 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 83 Comments

“Friendship is the breathing rose”

Last week my friend Doris invited me to stop by.  We get together every few months at her house.  She serves coffee or tea and delicious sweets.  Her husband, Howard, usually stops puttering to say hello, pausing at the table … Continue reading

Posted in July 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 35 Comments

Love letter to you, Dad, on Father’s Day

Dear Dad, Today hundreds of thousands of fathers will open Hallmark and American Greeting cards and read aloud loving sentiments shared by sons and daughters across the heart of this land. Perhaps they’ll wipe away a stray tear knowing they … Continue reading

Posted in June 2013 | Tagged , , , , ,

Happy Mother’s Day to all you women & men who’ve never given birth

Mother’s Day wishes are swirling all over the ‘Net.  Happy Mother’s Day, Mom.  Happy Mother’s Day in honor of my precious babies who are now grown up.  Happy Mother’s Day, dear Mama Earth who helped birth all of us, big … Continue reading

Posted in May 2013 | Tagged , , , , , | 24 Comments

Blogging to illuminate, to reconcile

Lately I have been enjoying writing blogs that seem to reconcile stuck, limited, or judging viewpoints within. Something arises.  Some judgment, some feeling, some sorrow, something that’s not yet integrated. Perhaps it has to do with a friendship.  A sense … Continue reading

Posted in May 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Do you feel the pain?

…and then the unthinkable happens. Cancer knocks on your door.  While you slept an invasion of cells stole away your peace and now chemotherapy rules your days and nights, even though you swore, didn’t you swear?, that you would never … Continue reading

Posted in April 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments