Tag Archives: loss

Pause

Pause At the intersection of what-the-hell-happened and why-the-hell-did-it happen to me I step off the gas for just a moment but there are no answers on the map of my life. Speeding through the mean streets, I’m pursued by the … Continue reading

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Blue skies blue days

Today is one of those blue days. The sky is magnificently blue and the garden green dotted with rich pink Bella Donnas yearning upwards. I hate when I feel blue and murky on these gorgeous days. The incongruity leaves me … Continue reading

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Let It Go Part 2

I have been told that we can’t be defined by one experience. Though I am more than the sum of my parts, am I not the total of my experiences? Despite the challenge of moving beyond some difficult memories, I … Continue reading

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Rage against the machine

It has been a tough laundry week. That might not mean much to you, but for someone who lives with an OCD sufferer, messing with the state of clean is dangerous territory. While some with OCD compulsively wash their hands, … Continue reading

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If one shoe is all there is

While speeding off to a doctor’s appointment this morning, I tried to reassure myself that a level of anxiety about an ultrasound is acceptable. The doctor ordered it because she felt something. But why think about what has happened inside … Continue reading

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Grief can’t be tied up with string

One of the songs my daughter and I used to sing was “My Favorite Things.” The fanciful notion of roses, kitten whiskers and packages helping us through the tough spots in life has always appealed to both of us. Funny … Continue reading

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