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Musings Gratitude Day 51

Today I am grateful for grief and mourning. Grateful for grief and mourning, you say? Why on earth would you be grateful for going through one of the most heartbreaking experiences of your life? “We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, ‘Blessed are they that mourn,’ and I…

Going Against to Become

“To go against everything and almost everyone. To make your own way. To do what you have never done in order to become who you have never been.” — Tom Zuba Becoming Radiant My whole life, I went against every grain, every norm questioned everything. Never “fitting in”. I always felt so out of place.…

Grief and Mourning to Healing

The picture above hit me like a ton of ROCKS. It perfectly conveys the sheer weight of grief. Tom Zuba defines grief thusly: “An automatic internal learned response to the end of a dream.” Tom goes on to say “In order to heal, you must mourn… Healing gives meaning and purpose to all you’ve lived…

Musings Gratitude Day 41

Today is one of those days and I have been on the struggle bus all day. However, I have committed to writing three things that I’m grateful for every day. So here goes: I am grateful that I can admit that I am on the struggle bus. Before that might not have happened because my…

Musings Putrid

“Imagination, therefore, is nothing but decaying sense…” — Hobbes “I felt a strange delight in causing my decay.” — Robert Browning, Pauline: A Fragment of a confession Allow me to share a story about potatoes… the ones I bought two months ago. They were sitting on top of the microwave oven in the bag from…

Musings Remembering

Lawrence, my Love: “I remember when your name was just another name that rolled without thought off my tongue. Now, I can’t look at your name without an abundance of sentiment attached to each letter. Your name, which I played with so carelessly, so easily, has somehow become sacred to my lips. A name I…