Tag Archives: death

FMM 1 22 16 Love Streaming

“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”~Hebrews, 11:1.  Story telling comes naturally to the human race.  It is how we make sense of the world, of our lives, of relationships.  Even little children can spin a yarn as they tell you about a bee in the closet, or […]

FMM 1 15 16 Each Perfect Moment

“Rage, rage, against the dying of the light” ~ Dylan Thomas In one of life’s perfect ironies, at a time when I am awash in a sea of emotions, I am also full of a cold.  Not surprising that my body should find a way to remind me to slow down, take better care of […]

FMM 1 8 16 It’s Complicated

“People who need people, are the luckiest people in the world”~ Bob Merrill.   Apparently I need to learn lessons about grief and death.  Having to deal with the death of a former husband so close on the heels of the death of my mother is quite challenging.  And as everyone tells you, no matter […]

FMM 12 18 15 In Praise of Life

“Though lovers be lost love shall not, And death shall have no dominion.”~Dylan Thomas.   Death is a funny thing.  It sharpens the senses like a shower of rain clears the air.  Memories once distant come close.  As a drop of dew on a leaf brings the colors and veins into acute focus, it can […]

FMM 12 4 15 Life Goes On

“A woman is like a tea-bag: you don’t know how strong she is  until you put her in hot water” ~Eleanor Roosevelt.  One day recently my mother wondered out loud: “How did I get such strong daughters?”   I am not sure what had prompted this comment, but I could only reply: “Look who raised us!”  […]

FMM 5 23 14 Fearless Optimism

“It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.” ~Marcus Aurelius.  How many times have you been paralyzed by your own self-doubts?  You put off trying something new, looking for a new job, beginning a challenging task because you don’t believe in your own ability to do […]

FMM 5 16 14 Accepting the Inevitable

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” ~ Pablo Neruda Have you ever noticed that we are a society obsessed by outward appearances?  Some fight the aging process with creams, cosmetics and even the knife, willing to endure pain and suffering in order to ‘appear’ younger than their actual age.  […]