Pens and Ponderings, Birth and Death: Thirty-Seven Years

Pens and Ponderings, Birth and Death: Thirty-Seven Years

“Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.” ~ Jose Harris THOSE Anniversaries Anniversaries are bittersweet. No not the ones recognizing marriages, or engagements or even all the firsts; first time you met, first time you did something, or even celebrating milestones like a [...]

The Matriarch

The Matriarch

"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 [...]

“You Are Always Happy” Does Not Mean You Really Are

“You Are Always Happy” Does Not Mean You Really Are

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 [...]