September 6, 2011

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“Do not grieve.  Misfortunes will happen to the wisest and best of men.  Death will come and always out of season…”  –Big Elk (June 14, 1815)

Banya Building

March 1, 2011

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In the Meadow

March 1, 2011

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“She remembered him smiling, and realized that time, that great old healer, had finally accomplished its work, and now, across the years, the face of love no longer stirred up agonies of grief and bitterness. Rather, one was left feeling simply grateful. For how unimaginably empty the past would be without him to remember.”
— Rosamunde Pilcher

A Brother’s Love

February 20, 2011

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one’s heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
— Cormac McCarthy

Tuna Cream

February 20, 2011

“You will lose someone you can’t live without,and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly—that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.”
— Anne Lamott

Unspeakable Love

February 17, 2011

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief…and unspeakable love.”
–Washington Irving

The Three Amigos

January 28, 2011

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“we are rummaging through our memories

climbing the ladders to the tender shelves

grasping at the linen bound volumes

the red spines and faded ochre pages

that hold the brine of your voice…

we must remember…

and be the sound unbroken.”

–Sarah Jean Simmons-Meyer


January 28, 2011

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Making Faces

January 28, 2011

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