The friend I never had

"It seems that the more places I see and experience, the bigger I realize the world to be. The more I become aware of, the more I realize how relatively little I know of it, how many places I have still to go, how much more there is to learn. Maybe that’s enlightenment enough – …

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Bittersweet Grief

"There are no happy endings. Endings are the saddest part, So just give me a happy middle And a very happy start.” –Shel Silverstein, A Light in the Attic I received news recently that a childhood friend had passed away.  We often told people that we'd been friends since the 2nd grade, although neither of …

Sweet Bun

Over the past few days, I’ve thought about what to write, and came up with a million wonderful things to share about you, about how much of an impact you had on my life, but none are truly sufficient.  To a certain extent, I’m in denial that you are gone, and there’ll hopefully be that …

Birthday #8

  Ugh. It's been a tough day. It remains that way. Every, damn year. I mistakenly used to think each year the day might get easier, but I've come to accept that it can't.  His loss will always bear an immense amount of weight. Instead, I just prepare for that fact and let the tears …

Decades are Beautiful

When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: You Haven't. - Thomas Edison Ten years ago, we thought my mom had exhausted all possibilities in her fight against Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia (CLL).  For nearly ten years prior to that, she had gone through various rounds of treatments to rid herself of an incurable type of …