Category: Grief

Published on April 29, 2019

A Parallel Universe

The layers, the textures, of grief shift and change, deepen.  The shock wears off and we are faced with this new reality.  Still hard to believe. I’ve heard it described as ‘surreal,’ this life after […]

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Then What?

Into this box – old paints and thinners and primers and stains and cleaners and brushes.  Take it away. Into that box – broken phones and batteries, cords and cameras no longer blinking.  Take it away. […]

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The Energy of Things

This piece has been a while coming as I’ve looked about our home deciding what on earth to do with all of Mike’s things. “There is no rush, take your time.  Things have energy and […]

Grief

Published on January 23, 2019

Making Space for New

I confess I got sucked into the trend that was Marie Kondo’s book on decluttering,  “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.” Interestingly enough, I didn’t start listening to […]

Creativity
Grief
Transformation

Published on January 12, 2019

Clearing, De-Cluttering … Claiming, in a New Year

At the beginning of this new year, I am in the throes of cleaning / purging / clearing.  It feels a bit like an obsession.  As Lady Macbeth would say, “Out, damn’d spot! out, I […]

Creativity
Grief
Revelations

Published on November 15, 2018

A New Man

Not too long after my husband’s passing it crossed my mind that at some point in the future I might consider being with a new man, not a man that could ever replace my husband, […]

Grief
Revelations
Transformation

Published on August 10, 2018

Mountain Man Whispers

That’s how I remember him best, my mountain man husband, wearing that felt hat, his hiking boots and that great big grin on his face. He was in his element outdoors, marching across the terrain, […]

Grief
Nature
Transformation

Published on July 03, 2018

You Are Welcome Here

As I sat sharing a dinner with a new friend last night, one of my Air BnB guests, it occurred to me how far I had come on this journey when I opened up my […]

Grief
Transformation

Published on June 28, 2018

The ‘Wail’ Song

Was it climbing up Flattop Mountain in Alaska, what was supposed to have been our mountain to climb, that sent me over the edge?  Was it leaving his ashes in a crevice at the top, as […]

Grief
Nature
Transformation

Published on May 17, 2018

Surrender to the Shadowlands

It is gray here. Even as the sun sparkles on the bright blue ocean, there is little impulse other than to sleep or escape into a novel for hours on end.  I eat too much, […]

Creativity
Dance
Grief
Revelations
Transformation