“Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero Gratitude in Grief Some years are harder then others and this year was definitely a harder one. Ten years is a pretty big mile stone. One that brought up all the emotions and reflections and essentially “All the ….
“You have moments of grief in life, and if you can put pen to paper and capture that, that’s something wonderful. I can revisit actual songs about past deaths, and I know that emotion is as true now as it was then.” ~ John Lydon Letters Letter writing. It is a dying art form, replaced by Facebook statuses and hundreds ….
“I think it’s important to make art for a myriad of reasons. The least of which is that I think laughter is medicinal, and I think there is an escapism aspect – an act of self-care.” ~ Natasha Rothwell Blogging Breaks Long time no chat guys. I think it is safe to say that lately I have sucked at social ….
“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 ….
“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 ….
“Both within the family and without, our sisters hold up our mirrors: our images of who we are and of who we can dare to be.” ~ Elizabeth Fishel Dear Sugar, I thought many times how I was going to commemorate this day. Every time I sat down to write, nothing seemed right. Eight years isn’t one of those magical ….
Trigger Warning: This post talks about mental illness, suicide, and eating disorders. “Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.”~Kevyn Aucoin ….
“It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don’t agree. The wounds remain. Time – the mind, protecting its sanity – covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone.” ~ Rose Kennedy “They” They say with time it gets easier. I am not sure who “they are” that deemed it so. ….
“I am not someone who is ashamed of my past. I’m actually really proud. I know I made a lot of mistakes, but they, in turn, were my life lessons.” ~ Drew Barrymore It is true what they say with age comes maturity. With another “21” Birthday here, I can’t help, but be reflective of some of the lessons I ….
“Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.” ~ Jean Paul My sister and I had a knack of spoiling each other on our birthdays. We never had huge parties. Just family dinner and cake, yet we always went all out with each other. Whether it was spa days, beach days, or going out to eat with a rom-com ….