The darkest night of the year will soon be upon us, and this is the season of endings (in the northern hemisphere at least). So just what is an ending? Some would say that an ending is nothing but a new beginning. Sometimes it is easy to adopt that slightly different perspective, like when we change jobs, move to a new home, or complete our schooling. Sometimes it is hard to see the new beginning in the ending, like when we lose a loved one. We usually see death as the ultimate ending, but it can be a beginning as well, even without getting into the concept of reincarnation. Continue reading
Photo taken by Olivier Aumage.
Today is a gorgeous day, most likely the last hurrah of summer. The sun is shining, a few puffy clouds drift are studying across the sky, and it is currently 75 degrees. Medeina, my puppy, is frolicking in the yard chasing leaves, and the cat tries to chase the leash. It is a time to just be. I get to sit outside and write this post on my phone. What better weather could I have for Thankful Thursday? And to top it off, A’s teacher just called to tell me that she is having the best day she has had all year (after calling yesterday to say that she had been uncharacteristically difficult this week). Continue reading