Showing posts from November, 2019

Higher Power and Kintsugi

The house is quiet. Everyone is still asleep; even the dog has gone back to bed after doing her thing. Me, I've been up for over an hour, since 7:00 AM. I don't "sleep in" anymore. It has been quite sometime since I've "slept in". 
For year's, at least 4 or 5, we have brunch with our friend, Freda-Dale. Last night she mentioned she would get up around 10:00 AM, since we were due to arrive at 11:00 AM. Me I said, would be up by 7:00 AM. I continued to tell her that I just can't seem to sleep in any more, I'm usually up by 7:00 AM. And today was no different. Now, sitting here, in the stillness of our home, I realize 7:00 AM; I'm almost always up by 7:00 AM. Time of death 7:00 AM. Does it mean anything? Do I just happened to wake at 7:00 AM? Honestly, I have no idea. And until now I never really thought about the time meaning anything. Maybe it's a sign. Maybe it's Ian's way of saying good morning to me each and every day. Or ma…

inspiring HOPE

HOPE, by definition according to Webster's Dictionary, is: A feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happenA person or thing that may help or save someoneGrounds for believing that something good may happenWant something to happen or be the caseIntend if possible to do somethingHope, such an important word...
Over the last 2 months, HOPE has made an appearance through conversations, meetings,  reminders of the past and thoughts about the future. HOPE is a part of our everyday life. HOPE comes in all shapes, all forms. HOPE may look one way to you but another way to someone else; even within the same family; or even within the same situation. What may seem rational to one; may seem irrational to another. HOPE changes depending on the situation. HOPE can look one way today but a different way tomorrow. HOPE? What does it mean to you? What does it look like?

Nine years ago, Thanksgiving week, November 21 - 27,  2010 - the four of us, Brian, Becca, Ian and I, we were p…