Tag Archives: death

THE PROFOUNDNESS OF A DASH

Preston Edward Draper, July 19, 1983 – December 20, 2006.  The simple yet profound mark between his birth and death is known as the dash.  Its intention is clear and to the point, it denotes the space between the beginning … Continue reading

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Mot Juste

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.” I’ve been reading the poet/philosopher, Rumi’s works for years.  So I could think of nothing better than to cite some of my favorite Rumi quotes that are … Continue reading

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GREEN BALLOONS

Every year on our son’s Heavenly Birthday I write a poem in his honor.  My birthday present to him.  It’s my way of honoring his legacy of love and the multitude of lessons he left behind: in the hopes that, ‘because … Continue reading

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miss you already

I hesitated posting this – the old me would have kept this to herself.  She would have said, chin up.  She would have smiled a smile in vain.  And kept her emotions in check.  Her broken heart hidden.  But the spirit … Continue reading

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The Hands of a Gentle Man

  This man I married… Is the gentlest man I’ve ever known.  Though his love is strong and brave and gargantuan: it’s served up on a silver platter filled with delicate pastries and the richest of chocolates.  A little champagne … Continue reading

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The Funeral Suit

another death… a celebration of life   gliding past in videos and photographs of happier times when life was full   a black wool suit for a winters passing a silk linen blend for warm weathers mourning   hanging in … Continue reading

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The Music of Acceptance

This post is dedicated to the memory of our son, Preston, who loved music.  And life. Several months ago, I watched the Glee episode honoring actor, Corey Monteith through his character, Finn Hudson.  Yes, I’m a gleek. I happen to … Continue reading

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Echoes of Angels

from far away a distant sound familiar and warm   white noise   echoing a life of voices lost beckoning me   singing softly wondrous notes walking amongst us in various forms   ethereal footsteps   echoes from on high … Continue reading

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An Uncommon Love Story

Today is our wedding anniversary.  My husband, Sam, and I are celebrating thirty- three years of marriage.  Of love and joy.  Struggle and strife.  As I sat down to write this week’s post, what I thought would be easy and … Continue reading

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RAISE THE ROOF!

“We must let go of the life we planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” Parents are delivered into their empty nest in a multitude of ways, across different spans of place and time.  Some … Continue reading

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