Tag Archives: transition

I’ll see you later. MUCH later.

My mother called me a couple of weeks ago from her assisted living facility in Ann Arbor. My sister was with her and they used her facetime. “This is the last time you will see my face.” “What do you … Continue reading

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Spring over the hump of winter

We may be yet a couple of weeks from Spring, but today is Vivaldi’s birthday and it feels as if we have passed over the hump of winter. Listening to Julia Fischer and the Academy of St. Martin in the … Continue reading

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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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