Just about 10 years ago, I was craving a trip to the ocean...the warm, light blue-green clear water felt like it was calling to me. The trouble was, it wasn't calling to Jack. I tried to talk him into going, but he didn’t want to; said we couldn’t afford it, and wouldn't talk about it.… Continue reading Ask…. and let go
I saw my mother the other day and she loved my new haircut, and said that she wanted to get a similar one. She then asked me to make an appointment for her with my hairstylist, Liz. While I can enthusiastically recommend Liz, I felt a little twinge of discomfort thinking about setting the appointment… Continue reading The Roadblock Prayer
The simple beauty of paper by paper artist, Calvin Nicholls (his work is breath taking!) http://www.calvinnicholls.com Over the past few years, I've let some people go from my life. Not that I hadn't ended relationships in the past, or had them ended by others, but this has been very different; I have "gently" let… Continue reading Keeping it simple: feeling my way through life
I spent a good part of this weekend, going over relationships from my past and casting them in a new light. The most interesting and difficult visualization was imagining that my former mother-in-law and I were talking about what we appreciated in each other. It took a while to even be able to see her… Continue reading We’ve got it backwards!
This past September, we decided not to host the family Christmas Eve party any longer. Even though it was a relief, I wondered if I would regret this decision....wondered what the holidays would feel like this year. Would there be an emptiness? Several days ago, a friend gave me the gift of 3 magnificent old… Continue reading letting go of the old
I wrote the post about my hair yesterday (thank you, thank you, thank you for all of the wonderful, supportive comments. I read them slowly this morning before I started to write and appreciate every one!) and then left for the entire day to take my mother up north to the town where she grew… Continue reading Getting out of the driver’s seat
I was driving into the post office, here in Cambridge NY, yesterday and a car pulled in right before me with the license plate, "YE HA". I was so curious to see who would get out of this car; who would have chosen such a great affirmation of life to drive around with. How can… Continue reading YE HA to Life!