Tag: acceptance

Accepting my humanness

It’s been over a full year since I’ve posted to this blog. A lot can happen in a year. Turns out a whole lot. We are currently living through a global pandemic and public health crisis. Never in a lifetime could I have predicted this one. I’ve missed writing on this blog. I needed a …

Standing at the intersection of Here and There

Two years after GR’s death, I find myself at a crossroads in my grieving process for him. There is a passage from Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking that echoes often in my mind lately. She writes,“I know why we try to keep the dead alive: we try to keep them alive in order …

Acceptance, in all its guts and glory

“The universe, I’d learned, was never, ever kidding. It would take whatever it wanted and it would never give it back.” – Cheryl Strayed, Brave Enough The first time I read that passage last year, a few months after GR died, I thought it was harsh. I was still very much floating in a sea of …