Threw a smooth small stone Into a vase of water On a flower-bedecked table Thinking of you And the life you threw away Gone now, but never forgotten Will I ever understand the darkness that destroyed your will to live?Perhaps someday… For now I am only sure of one thing I will always love you.
For Turks, Syrians and others suffering loss
Photo by Umit Bektas/Reuters Seizing Shaking Crying Dying God in Heaven Is this what you envisioned for us? Pain Suffering Loss Death How do we go on? Sometimes We'd rather not Admiring, perhaps, those who endure despite everything Yet deep understanding, too, for those who choose To be done With living
Both Sides Are Suffering
The other day I was walking by a commercial center and noticed a small black kitten run under a parked car and hiss loudly at a big cat nearby. I was concerned this kitten might run out into the street to get away from the other cat and get hit by a car. Suddenly, I … Continue reading Both Sides Are Suffering
Psalm 151 for Troubled Times
Hello friends. If you know something about the psalms you probably know that there are 150 of them in The Bible. In my Bible Study group, we are studying the psalms. For homework, we have been asked to write our own. So here is my attempt at writing my own psalm. I hope you like … Continue reading Psalm 151 for Troubled Times
I almost died when a wasp stung me at 20 I was dumped by a man I thought I loved at 30 My heart was broken by the suicide of a special friend at 60 But I am still standing Many years ago, my parents died, and it bothers me still This year I broke … Continue reading Still Standing
The Great Disruption or the Great Awakening?
2020, the first year of the Great Disruption. It had been 100 years since our last pandemic. We were due for another one and Covid-19 obliged us. Most everyone suffered. Millions died. The world was turned upside down. All the things that brought us joy were no longer allowed: No hugs or kisses. No parties. … Continue reading The Great Disruption or the Great Awakening?
For the Three Million and for Those Who Remain
“More than three million people have died from Covid-19 since the first cases surfaced more than 14 months ago and upended life for people across the globe.” —NY Times The silent killer continues its work. First it stalked the old and infirm and people with underlying conditions. Now it has come on strong to snatch … Continue reading For the Three Million and for Those Who Remain
The awful, horrible, terrible time
--Dedicated to children all around the world It was an awful, horrible, terrible time when we couldn't say, "Let's play!" When we had to stay home, all alone, with no one to talk to. How can a tiny bug keep us all away from fun, away from sun, day after day? Mommy is crabby all … Continue reading The awful, horrible, terrible time
Dear Source of All, Help Us Cope!
Hello God, I am writing on behalf of 6 billion people here on Earth who are wondering when our suffering will end. If we promise to be more grateful in the future when we get to kiss or hug a loved one again, will that help bring about the end of the pandemic? Lord, I … Continue reading Dear Source of All, Help Us Cope!