Tag Archives: death

Waiting

Do you remember waiting for your date to arrive back in high school? How you paced, how you fretted, how you secretly feared? Do you remember waiting for your child, your sixteen year old, fresh with driver’s license in wallet, … Continue reading

Posted in September 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 30 Comments

Ours is not to wonder why…

…We have bigger fish to fry! About a year ago Barry’s ex-colleague lazily suggested one late autumn morning in between coffee sips, “Ours is not to wonder why…” and Barry, ever-the-fisherman replied, “We have bigger fish to fry!” He told … Continue reading

Posted in September 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 37 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

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

Death by Nazi, yet again.

Thank you to Lisa’s post Dark Reality and My Writing Journey for inspiring this blog. Do you believe in past lives? I am not sure.  Part of me believes 100%.  The other part of me doubts.  Perhaps we’ve lived past lives.  Perhaps … Continue reading

Posted in March 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 50 Comments

Ladybug in parsley and other winter stories.

Life is so weird. After writing yesterday’s post about my current camera conundrum (say that fast three times) I am suddenly feeling re-inspired about taking pictures. Twice today have dug out the Canon Rebel and photographed. The first photo shoot … Continue reading

Posted in March 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 39 Comments

When Death unexpectedly asks for the last dance…

How unexpectedly Death can knock on one’s door and steal away a loved one, a friend, a co-worker. One minute you can be talking and laughing and joking and making fun of what’s right and not right in the world…and … Continue reading

Posted in February 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 48 Comments

When people die on Facebook

Yesterday morning I woke up to discover the death of a Facebook friend. We’ve been watching her die slowly on Facebook for the past several weeks. She actually friended me about a month ago.  She was the daughter of my … Continue reading

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Roots of the dead

Beneath the graves of our loved ones roots funnel down, down to an underworld alive with memories, alive with possibility that perhaps–do you think maybe perhaps?–the dearly departed can never, ever, ever leave our embracing hearts, our fond recall, our … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary (We’re born alone & we die alone)

We are born alone and we die alone. Wait a minute!  you argue.  We’re born surrounded by a mama and papa (if we’re lucky) and a doctor who doesn’t throw his bloody gloves against the wall.  If we’re lucky.  The … Continue reading

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