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GIFTS OF LOVE

Before setting out on my lengthy road trip to an outlying area of the county, I had received the warning that the spouse was a“curmudgeon”.  He had been overly harsh and grumpy with the staff that only yesterday had him signing forms … Continue reading

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ANOTHER DAY TO LISTEN

I re-read something I had written years ago, after the death of my mother.  It was titled, “Not just the daughter”, and I remembered the first-hand experience I had, as a family member, of hospice persons presenting themselves as the expert, and myself … Continue reading

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ON BEING CURIOUS

Someone once gave me a good piece of advice: remain curious. Never stop having an interest in someone’s story.  There are surprises when we least expect them! I recently met a woman, frail and insignificant seeming, living in a trailer, who had traveled the … Continue reading

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REGRETS

Is it actually possible to live a life without regret? I like to think so: at least to have only minor, insignificant regret. I watched Sally dying slowly, with her daughter providing most of her care as her needs increased incrementally over many … Continue reading

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A THIN PLACE

 In the Celtic tradition, a thin place is the meeting of something spiritual with our earthly time, a glimpse of the divine…Heaven and earth kiss each other.  Where two worlds intermingle, something happens; inexplicable, sacred and people describe a sense … Continue reading

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