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death in a new light

Death in a new light

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


Dealing with grief {Thankful Thursday}

It is Thankful Thursday, and I am determined to mine some appreciation from the darkest of places.  I want to be an example of the fact that no matter how horrible things get, there is always something to be grateful for.  This post may be a little graphic, as I process my grief.  Feel free to not read it.  This one I am writing for me. Continue reading