Even though I typically feel some sadness or melancholy around my birthday, that feeling caught me unprepared this morning. After all, it's a clear-blue-sky sunny day after a night of thunderstorms. Everything feels clearer, sharper. More alive. Except me. It's my birthday week. A reminder that I'm aging quickly, that life has gotten harder in … Continue reading Do you ever feel sad around your birthday? I do.
Do any of the rest of you have wildly varying moods during the holiday season? Since just before Thanksgiving, I've found myself feeling all kinds of emotions - deep sadness, profound joy, overwhelming gratitude, debilitating listlessness, plain old grouchiness - a full range. Sometimes all in the same day. I've been trying to be present … Continue reading The Poignancy of the Season
I've said this many times. We are all connected. I see this connection when I read Facebook and Twitter and blog posts and read news articles and watch television newscasts about the horrific shooting on Friday morning at Sandy Creek Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. We are all grieving together for the murders of those … Continue reading We are all connected
This weekend, I feel broken. When I think on the last year, I know I am broken. I am not who I was last August. My upcoming mammogram tomorrow along with the reminders of this season are all making me reflect on this past year. What I feel now is brokenness. When I look in … Continue reading Broken