Passages

Sitting quietly today. It’s raining, hard, and I’m thinking about friends and loved ones who have passed from our sight. There have been many, and there will be many more. 

Sometimes it’s someone you’ve only known briefly, but who you liked and respected. Sometimes it’s one of your deepest relationships, and that person had a profound effect on your life. Yesterday marked two years since my mother died.

We are left with each other, with the good happy memories and the difficult sad ones, and with the knowledge that we are who we are because of the people we have known and loved. God speed and mighty blessings to every soul; those who are living this earth life, and those who have flown free. 

‘God bless mothers and fathers, children and friends.’ – Irish blessing

Space is the Place

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” – Viktor E. Frankl