In Memoriam: Stories My Mother Told Me

“One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.”
― Antonio Porchia

The photo above is one of my Mother that I love at least in part because of the story she told me about it. She was 8 or 9 years old and her mother had her wearing “sausage” curls, meaning her hair must have been very long but it was curled into long “tube” like curls. I have seen pictures of her hair like that but I couldn’t […] Continue Reading…

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Looking forward

Look Forward

When you just let loose of where you’ve been
and you start looking forward to where you are going,
everything will break loose for you. – Abraham-Hicks

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Sunrise over the mountain

Parents

“You know that you have really grown-up when you see your parents as
people instead of providers.”
– Wolfgang Michel

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Too afraid to cross the threshold

Dogs in my Life – Part 3 / Dog 4

“Open the door and let it come in. It will fill your mind and dance with your heart.”
― Debasish Mridha

It is amazing how elastic the heart is. When we put Alja to sleep for the last time (all the euphemism for killing a dog are somehow terrible), I thought I would shatter. She had been very sick but we were hopeful that she could get better and then suddenly she was gone. For weeks, I couldn’t think of […] Continue Reading…

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