I came across this online today. I find some of my days are best spent in this kind of quiet, sometimes sad and painful, but reflective thought. The pain reminds me that I loved--and that I still love--and…"
"Surprised by Joy
By William Wordsworth
Surprised by joy—impatient as the Wind
I turned to share the transport—Oh! with whom
But Thee, long buried in the silent Tomb,
That spot which no vicissitude can find?
Love, faithful love,…"
"I just finished up everything with my once in a lifetime's friends estate. I spent two and half months in TX, a thousand miles away from friends and family dealing with it. Now, paperwork filed away, estate lawyer paid, bills taken care, it and…"
This is for anyone who has lost somone to cancer. I lost my adopted Mom to breast cancer some years ago. She was everything I could have asked for. She loved me because I was just me. She also loved my family and children as if they were her own.See More
I am a former student of literature, now disabled esthetician.
About my Loss:
I lost my dearest friend in the world, one of the instructors at my MA program in grad school. We bonded over writing, books, and smoking on the steps on the English building. We didn't see each other for 13 years of our friendship but talked on the phone several times a day. I saw him when he died of a short struggle with cancer he was diagnosed with five months before. He shaped my world no matter how far we were part geographically. David was a born teacher: well-informed, a constant learner, and he read widely and deeply.
Our friendship consisted of more than our teacher-student relationship in the world of facts and fictions. We guided and taught one another about life itself, death and surviving, illness and madness, and how to find sanity, peace, and faith.
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"I'm sorry for your losses Jo. I agree, our Mom and Dad are our heroes. We miss them terribly when they are gone. I talk to mine even though they are gone. Perhaps they hear me. We never really know for sure but I believe…"
"Hi Jo, How can I be of help to you. Do you need guidance on what to eat? Basically focus on easy to prepare foods as well as easy to digest foods like mashed potatoes, puddings, scrambled eggs, etc. Thinking about you. "