Barnie the dog, & a reflection on the future of grief.

Seeing the way to a future when you’re living with loss.–A reflection inspired by my daughter Catherine’s dog named Barnie.

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The poetry of grief

Grief, like the love that underlies it, is so often the inspiration for poems. Poetry is art in words. Just a few words can say so very much. Poetry may come from our own soul, or we might find someone else’s poem expresses our thoughts and feelings better than we can. I wrote a lot…

Grieving multiple losses

A post dedicated to those who might be feeling confused and even overwhelmed as they struggle to the navigate the journey through grief following multiple losses.   Recently I attended a general memorial service at a church. This was primarily for those who had lost a loved one in the past 2 years, although others…

Scotland tour: Memorials, grief and love

It’s been awhile since I posted anything here; my husband and I were up in Scotland. I loved the wild beauty of the Highlands. It was a summer break from home, and without good internet connections for much of the time, I left aside this blog – and virtually everything else. But you know the song, “love is all…