Thursday, April 26, 2012

Pick it up.

Haunting beauty.
I find myself craving this type of music right now.
Please share any songs you may know of that are similar.

Monday, April 23, 2012

On my mind.

Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
~Marilyn Monroe

Someone was hurt before you, wronged before you, hungry before your, frightened before you, beaten before you, humiliated before you, raped before you...yet, someone survived..You can do anything you choose to do.
~Maya Angelou

Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.
~C.S. Lewis

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

One foot in front of the other.

Last Tuesday I got the call and felt the world stop turning. My cat of 17 years was not well.
Skip the math but I got her when I was 13 filled with angst rebellion and misery. She was my calico-coloured light. We had an immediate understanding, a connection that bonded. She'd sit beside me and snuggle affording sandpaper kisses to only my hands. I'd let her play with my long strands of box-dyed midnight purple hair. She yank and pull but it didn't matter. Fast forward 17 years. We'd both grown and the bond only strengthened. She accepted how I changed and loved me all the same.
My cat lived with my grandparents just because that's the way it was. Then last Tuesday I got the call. There was something very wrong with Candy and she needed to see a vet fast. A whirlwind of an afternoon left us faced with the humane decision in humanity.
Whispering softly with tears streaming, I said goodbye.

Monday, April 16, 2012

On my mind.

Grieving is a necessary passage and a difficult transition to finally letting go of sorrow - it is not a permanent rest stop.

It's so curious: one can resist tears and "behave" very well in the hardest hours of grief. But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was a bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer...and everything collapses.

There are things we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go.
~Author Unknown

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

On my mind.

For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.
~Lily Tomlin

There is more to life than increasing its speed.
~Mohandas K. Gandhi
If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.
~Doug Larson