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Seven of Cups

A time to honour what is dead, to mourn for what has gone and to learn the lesson of letting go, offering thanks for memories and being at peace with the past. 27 more words


seven life truths that changed my life

Losing a mother is incredibly traumatic (to say the least). It’s the kind of pain that can never truly be articulated, replicated, personified, or ignored, and life becomes a constant uphill battle from the moment she’s gone. 1,722 more words

This Is Where I Need You

The weekend before the holiest days of the year for the Jewish community, the High Holy Days, a movie focused on one of the most sacred acts in the Jewish community hit theaters. 623 more words



Dedicated to D.J. Heath

To those whose grief does overtake

And faith does drift as you redound

When your heart bursts with mourning’s ache

His love extends a peace profound… 108 more words


“She was a genius of sadness, immersing herself in it, separating its numerous strands, appreciating its subtle nuances. She was a prism through which sadness could be divided into its infinite spectrum.” …

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Grief Handbook, Part 14

I love Gerard Manley Hopkins.  He’s one of my favorite poets, as well as one of my husband’s.  When Anthony and I were married, we gave our priest a copy of Hopkins’ poetry as a thank you.   311 more words


The Side Effects of Life

The novel and now film, The Fault in Our Stars, mentions the consequences and side effects of life. Divorce, smiles, parenthood, broken bones, promotions, friendships, everything is a consequence of life. 323 more words