There's another way to deal with grief, as well:those who keep loss like worry beads in their pocket,always touching them, working them,actively aware of theirpresence at all times.Seems to me that's what it's likein the early stages of loss.Some of us don't get past that, though.I can be like . . .
Some people may think yesterday's Storypeople post on loss is an unrealistic, Pollyanna-ish way to look at it.Grief is a heavy weight that's always with us.Something we all know, because loss is universal.I'm reminded of dialogue in the movie, Rabbit Hole, when Becca asks her mother, who also lost a . . .
They left me with your shadow, saying things like Life is not fair & I believed them for a long time. But today, I remembered the way you laughed & the heat of your hand in mine & I knew that life is more fair than we can ever imagine if we are there to live it-Storypeople . . .
The heart wants what the heart wants.Logic has nothing to do with love--it's driven by the heart.Sometimes we're fortunate enough to find the love of our life.A lucky few get to keep that love.A very lucky handful get a do-over.What would you do differently if you could have that love again? . . .
Off to Utah in a few weeks with my friend and former business partner. We're taking some of the money we were using for our now defunct business and treating ourselves to four days at one of the spas I love in the red rocks.Massages. Facials. And ok, I admit. We went whole hog and rented out the . . .
The only true paradise is the one you've lost. ~ Marcel ProustHow many times have we failed to appreciate something fully, until it's lost to us for good?At that point, we'd give anything to go back. To make it right. To fully appreciate it.To have the paradise we failed to recognize when we had . . .
Jim Carroll, the poet and punk rocker in the outlaw tradition of Rimbaud and Burroughs who chronicled his wild youth in “The Basketball Diaries,” died on Friday at his home in Manhattan. He was 60.“I met him in 1970, and already he was pretty much universally recognized as the best poet of his . . .
I wonder how many people, like me, think of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson all the time? And feel his loss acutely?We don't see this kind of American original that often any more, although if you think about it, he was very in keeping with our nation's roots. We've always liked outlaws.Ahh, Hunter. Getting . . .
In just a few days, we’ll be off to California. Since this is FLH’s “fam” trip, I’ve been trying to give him a feel for what it was like to live out there. I don’t think I’m doing a very good job.I lived in Silicon Valley during its hey-day. When Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Andy Grove and so many . . .