Tag Archives: transition

Sacred space

Gregory, a very dear old friend, died today, just a few minutes after noon. Diagnosed 12 years ago with early onset Alzheimers, this centered, gifted, and creative man has slowly lost the smooth and easy functioning of his graceful body, … Continue reading

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At a Southern California cemetery

So does this mean that someone has just “checked out?”

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My stepfather died last week surrounded by those who loved him. We each held a physical part of him (finger, toe, hand, foot, arm, face) as he transitioned from this world. His funeral was Sunday. Because he was a devoted … Continue reading

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Heart stone, frog stone, pure stone

IB left for Japan today.  At this moment he has 5 more hours before he lands in Tokyo. I flew in last night from my workshop in New York. I had some time last night with IB but mostly as … Continue reading

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Reopening the back porch

The reopening of the back porch is our yearly ritual. It’s when the weather gets a bit warmer and we are able to sit out on it without freezing to death. Over the winter months, the back porch becomes a … Continue reading

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