Category Archives: dying

From Darkness To Light

“Against all odds, a seed rises from darkness and beautifies the universe.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo Look around our world and you’ll see the forces of life persisting and even thriving in some of the least logical or hospitable places. Like seeds … Continue reading

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Because Cancer Sucks

Because my mother would die just 4 days later. Because I’m still grieving. Because life is fleeting. Because there is someone that you need to call or visit and tell them that you love them. Because cancer sucks! https://thispedestrianlife.wordpress.com/2011/06/28/shell-be-alright/   … Continue reading

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She Walks Alone

Silver hair, slight build, they were nearly twins. White baseball caps, baby blue Members Only windbreakers, freshly pressed khaki trousers and matching white tennis shoes. Always ready with a golf umbrella for two, the Mr. carrying it overhead if the … Continue reading

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Like You Were Dying

“Set your eyes on your death and you will receive each breath of life as a gift.” Faouzi Skali The headlines today read “Dozens hurt, at least 2 killed in the Birmingham, Alabama tornado.”  The next one was “2 more bodies … Continue reading

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All That We Love Deeply Becomes A Part Of Us

“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge — myth is more potent than history — dreams are more powerful than facts — hope always triumphs over experience — laughter is the cure for grief — love is stronger than … Continue reading

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The Ugly Cry-Way Too Early In The Day

My summer morning ritual begins with lingering in my bed as long as my body will let me.  That’s generally the ridiculously “late” hour of between 7 and 8!  Then I head to the kitchen where my “liquid heroin” awaits.  No needles required, … Continue reading

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She’ll Be Alright

Our phone conversations don’t occur as early in the day as they used to, because the dawns bring racking waves of nausea and heaving.  The lumps in her neck and throat are making it more difficult for her to swallow (dysphagia) and talk.  Sustenance comes in … Continue reading

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