“Death has its revelations: the great sorrows which open the heart open the mind as well; light comes to us with our grief. As for me, I have faith; I believe in a future life.” ~ Victor Hugo Saying Good-bye This past weekend, my family and I gathered to say good-bye and pay homage to our matriarch, my grandmother. Good-byes ….
“The smell of pine needles, spruce and the smell of a Christmas tree – those to me, are the scents of the holidays.” ~ Blake Lively Oh, Christmas Tree Nothing screams Christmas more then putting up the Christmas tree. The lights, the decorations, the presents! It makes the season that much more festive! Being honest with no shame with y’all, ….
“Cause, here’s the thing: To know how it ends And still begin to sing it again As if it might turn out this time I learned that from a friend of mine” ~ Hadestown A hole in your heart Grief fucking sucks. It is depressing and messy and eternal, or at least lasts as long as you breathe on this ….
“Growing up in a very big family, working together and playing together, that is something that has been part of my life since ever I was born. It has advantages and disadvantages. It’s like an older style of living where everyone works in the family business.” ~ Margherita Missoni Rodina No, I am not talking about the former USSR, but ….
“Holy darkness, blessed night Heaven’s answer hidden from our sight As we await you, O God of silence We embrace your holy night” ~ Holy Darkness Broken records I don’t need to continue to sound like a broken record and lament about how busy I am or how crazy life is. You ALL can infer that based on my lack ….
“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” ~ Rosalia de Castro Leaving is Hard to Do They say leaving is hard to do, and they are right. That is one of the hardest parts about traveling. Picking yourself up for destinations hundreds if not ….
“Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.” ~ Washington Irving Christmas Happy If you have followed me on social media or even this blog you know I am Christmas happy. I get so giddy around this time of year. Even my nephews were rolling their eyes ….
“When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.” ~ Tecumseh Recaps My trip home for Thanksgiving flew by. It felt like I was just barely escaping what ….
“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” ~ W. Clement Stone Back With Family Despite Thanksgiving being a family holiday, since I was a teenager, I can count on one hand the times I havespent it with my immediate family. It always seemed I was traveling. Or the insanity to travel on the busiest travel days ….
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” ~ Melody Beattie Gratitude There is so much in life to be grateful for, though it ….