Immediately after the maple branch fell Sunday evening, I noticed them. Hundreds of tiny bodies flying around the broken trunk left behind.
I watched form the window, breathless with awe and horror, as my hundred year old friend fell to the ground.
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon.” Charles M. Schulz, Charlie Brown's Little Book of Wisdom Why does it usually take an illness to reclaim our right to leisure?! The last couple of afternoons, I have had to take a nap. I don’t mean fifteen or twenty minute power naps. I’m … Continue reading Exhausted: Reclaiming the Art of Napping
After living with the regret of not spending more time with my father before he died three years ago, you would think that this would have made me braver in the face of death. It has not.
One of the toughest lessons I had to learn while in therapy was how to deal with loved ones who remain stuck in their woundedness. . .