Serenity: Losing an Auntie, Gaining a Cousin

A coincidence? Judith, do you think it’s just a coincidence that you look exactly as you do? Do you think your height, the color of your eyes, or the sound of your voice were accidents? Do you think your insights into life, your gifts of perception, or your sense of humor were the result of random genetics? No. You are exactly as you now are, with every freckle, trait, and charm, because they all added up to how you could make the biggest difference with your life in time and space, while having the most fun. In appreciation, The Universe […]

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The Freedom To Become Who You Truly Are

In a dreadful parody of the Richard Curtis film, I recently had cause to attend three funerals between 25th March and 19th April, with nary a wedding in sight: one of my late mother’s brothers aged 89, my late father’s only sibling aged 82 and a friend in her fifties. I was reasonably OK with the first two to be honest. They were a great opportunity to catch up with family and, let’s face it, hymns, tears, laughter, a drink and a big family party, there’s something reassuring about the rites and rituals of a funeral. Not so the third […]

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