Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Leaving Out....

"The more you leave out, the more you highlight what you leave in." 

Even in his lifetime Henry Green (born October 29, 1905) was not widely read, but his contemporaries like W.H. Auden and Eudora Welty admired him enormously. The Paris Review called him a "writer's writer's writer."

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Farewell Bob Manhatton~

October 23, 2014

My dear sweet Carolyn,

Words escape me ~  I haven’t known you very long at all but I have a solid glimpse of your heart and the love you have for your Bob and family.  

I am so very sorry that you have lost your soulmate, your partner, on this earthly plain but know that he is with you~ there is music playing and a fire.  I caught a glimpse of the life you shared with him through the generous words of your friends on Bob’s Caring Bridge Site.  

I read the following at my Aunt Judy’s outdoor service and I read it often when I am missing someone whom I can no longer see~  I want to share it with you~

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.                        
~ by Mary Elizabeth Frye

May God bless you, your children and your entire family~  May God hold you when you need it most and may he walk beside you as you journey into a place that you never imagined you would travel.  While God is on one side, know that Bob is on the other to walk with you into your new life.  I am praying for strength and courage and grace...of which you already have so much~  

Lunch~ coffee~ a chat~ anytime you need it.

Much love,    

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014

Must Read Memoir

are you breathing, are you lucky enough
to be breathing 
October 13, 1958: LeRoi Jones (later Amiri Baraka) and Hettie Cohen got married 56 years ago today. The event would later be chronicled in Cohen's popular memoir, How I Became Hettie Jones.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Dear Rachel~

Dearest Rachel~ As trite as it may sound, you are exactly where you are suppose to be.  There is no feeling that is not okay and there is no timeline to healing.  You will love, miss, regret, cherish, laugh and cry, I would guess, the rest of forever when you think of your precious daughter, or see things that remind you of her.  The loss of little Audrey is something that most of us could never, ever imagine.  Be you, be honest, just be...  You will be loved and cared for always~ Great big hugs, Cynthia

Monday, October 6, 2014

Clutter Bug

"I had what I like to call ‘clutter body’ where your entire body is so encased in clutter that you want to cut off all your limbs and set them outside in hopes that they’ll feel some air and space."  Unknown

I have had this malady since our flood in June, well to be honest, long before as my kids left home and left their treasures, and my parents left "home", this earthly home and left their treasures, and as I left behind hobbies, and collections, and things I no longer used....  It was once loved and now what is it?  What do I do with "it"....  Once was treasured by someone, remains a treasue, right~

To be continued....