The Body was not even cold…

Ryan Kirby Art — "Mourning Glory" Original Dove Painting by Ryan Kirby

“We cleaned his apartment out in the morning before the funeral,” my friend told me and I cannot explain it, but it bothered me.

His brother had just passed away, and he had been out of town for a week to attend the funeral and support his family. I understand that his time there was limited and that a lot had to be done, still, it bothered me.

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R.I.P. Ruth Bader Ginsbergh

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Landmark Opinions on Women's Rights - HISTORY

Gone From My Sight

I am standing upon the seashore. A ship, at my side,
spreads her white sails to the moving breeze and starts
for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength.
I stand and watch her until, at length, she hangs like a speck
of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.

Then, someone at my side says, “There, she is gone.”

Gone where?

Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast,
hull and spar as she was when she left my side.
And, she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port.

Her diminished size is in me — not in her.

And, just at the moment when someone says, “There, she is gone,”
there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices
ready to take up the glad shout, “Here she comes!”

And that is dying…

Henry Jackson Van Dyke

In tears, lost for words. We have lost a shining star and I am scared of the darkness that might follow.

What Would Jesus Not Do?

The Political & Religious: How Two Controversial Subjects Have Shaped My  Past and Orients My Future | by Isaiah Crowl | Medium

I have been raised with Catholics believes, by a woman who had to hide in the Italian Alps during WWII because she happened to be half Jewish. She didn’t bother telling me about it, until there was not much time left to talk about it. She took me in and she made it happen that I could spent 12 school years in a elite boarding school in the South of Germany, five hours away from our farm in the Alps -even though we were rather poor.

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Tears for a Stranger and still being normal?

Affirmation for the day: I am my most loving, abundant, and resilient self  when I practice compassion even in the face of unthi… | Compassion,  Artwork, Inner beauty

“Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors.”
― Andrew Boyd,  The Agony of Being Connected to Everything in the Universe

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