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Mother’s Day Grief

As we pack up our house on Lancey Street in preparation for our move to Moosehead Lake, I am finding all kinds of things in boxes as we sift and sort. I came across this Mother’s Day card from my Riley a couple weeks ago. Joy and Grief immediately began to battle it out. JOY whispering compassionately that there was such tenderness in Riley’s heart and that I need to remember his sweetness. GRIEF flauntingly reminding me that I will never again receive a Mother’s Day card from Ry, or a card of any kind, let alone a hug or see his smile beyond those which reside in memory and in pictures. GRIEF – the coward – rarely travels alone, often brings REMORSE as his preferred companion.  The message in this card particularly poignant, and foreshadowing as much of his life was.

Everything is still very raw. I keep telling myself it hasn’t even been two years. I hope that someday when I find treasures like this, that my mind gently embraces the gift. There was such tenderness in his heart. I miss him every day.

#MothersGrief#WhenYourSonDies#LivingLifeAsAPrayer

New Poetry Book

Love, Grief, Beauty, Fear, Spirituality, Mysticism, Transformation, Choices, Nature.

Twinkle’s writings have been included in publications and services around the world. For the first time bound in a poetry book all their own, her selected writings, some mystic in nature, others raw with physical-world portrayals of the landscapes we live in, created with passion, emotion, reflection and thoughtfulness.  

Book Launch Event on March 16th, 2021 hosted by Shaw Public Library.

Memories of Summer

Facebook was able to capture some of our precious moments on video and still images. We are so very blessed to have a core group of family and friends close by with whom we were able to spend time with during a time when many cannot do the same. Our home on the lake offers social distancing by its very nature. As such, our summertime looked like most other summers…with key exceptions: We were not able to visit with our children and grandchildren in Canada, nor our dearest family and friends throughout North America and around the world as travel is restricted to and from such places. We’ve been watching our grandchildren grow up this year via Facebook and video calls. And, being distanced from our Canadian children is heartbreaking after losing Riley only 6 months before travel bans were in place. This year our Memorials for Riley took place in two locations because all our families could not come together. In the end, this will likely serve best as there are now both American and Canadian sites that mark his life and his death with beautiful physical tributes. With Christmastime upon us, and another traditional visit-time with our Canadian family unable to happen, sadness cannot help but arise. We carry it with us even as we celebrate with those who we are able to be close with. Both/And is very much present. All totaled, we are healthy and safe and grateful for that which we do have.

Sending love and blessings to you during this holiday season.

May you find comfort and peace and have measures of grace throughout your days.

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Peace Day Intentions for Peaceableness

Spoiler alert: This is likely to be my only “political” post of this election season. (you’re welcome). 

It is International Day of Peace. A wonderful time for us to contemplate (and plan for) how we will choose to respond to the outcome of the USA Presidential election. With that in mind:

I invite, request and beseech 

every single person in

The United States of America

(and those watching around the world)

to choose now…

before Election Day; 

before the votes are cast and counted;

(and recounted, and recounted again);

before the announcements are made official;

before one party concedes and another accepts;

Please choose now…

how you will respond.

And, if I may further request and beseech

(and pray)

that we all 

respond in peace 

and with peaceableness.

More than merely being passively peaceful, a peaceable person actively seeks and strives for peace. Their actions and words demonstrate and promote peace.

We may not all be happy with the outcome of the election. Indeed, there will likely be feelings of heavy emotions. But, rather than react impulsively and destructively, we can choose to respond in peace and with peaceableness. 

Please let’s choose to be peaceable people.

2020 (and, for some of us, beginning in 2019) 

has been a long and painful year.

Let’s be gentle with each other.

Let’s gift each other with peaceableness.

Let’s set that intention now.

And, let’s act on that intention now by reminding ourselves every single day as we approach November 3rd, that we are choosing to be the peaceable people.

Be the Change.

Be Peace.

May it be so.

Happy International Day of Peace!

#PeaceDay

#PeaceDay2020

#InternationalDayOfPeace

#2020Election

*PhotoCredit: Asheville Community Yoga

August 1st Reflection

Summertime in Maine is so very beautiful. We are blessed with spaciousness and the ability to spend abundant time in Nature, create art, and nurture our spiritual practices. Here, we are able to Live Life as a Prayer.

#Lughnasadh #BlessingsOfLammas #TheChurchOfKineo #LivingLifeAsAPrayer #PiecesOfPeaceOnEarth #MooseheadLakeRetreats