Monday, September 2, 2013

Listening and Learning, Life Lessons From The Dying

I've been writing almost solely of my mother since she passed away four weeks ago. There is so much to write, so much to tell, about how the death of someone as entwined to you as a mother, leaves you still, stopped in your tracks and jumping off to get on a different line.

I tell about it here today, on Purple Clover, with a post, "What the Dying Want Us To Know."

Thank you for reading. You've been my community, and I appreciate your support so much.

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  1. It's a shame that we can't comprehend this knowledge sooner in our lifetime.

    Beautiful, touching words.

  2. They want us to focus less on the big picture of building a large body of evidence that proves our accomplishments, and more on the true wonders in our life

    that is good wisdom they have passed on to you...

    1. thank you, brian and Ms. A : you have been so helpful to me, during this time, whether you know it or not. I want you to know it. Thank you, always.

  3. So beautiful, Alexandra. Your life is richer from knowing this valuable lesson... and I am so happy that you are sharing this with us.

  4. Beautiful:-) Your Mom and Grandmother are proud of you.

  5. Thank you so much for sharing your world and wisdom with us! <3

  6. That was beautiful. And a timely reminder to me, with two small children. And yes, I do tell them to hurry. Maybe I'll let them take their time.


  7. Oh my goodness! What a lesson for me. I am always in a hurry, in a rush, in a we-have-to-go state. Thank you for this beautiful, beautiful reminder to enjoy, savor and truly live.

  8. what wise words. i wonder if those not in a hurry wonder if they could have accomplished more. knowing better than our younger selves i think is part of great mystery. and guessing like i'm doing is too i guess. thank you for this evocative post. you have a beautiful grandmother, and words and story as lovely. much, much love to you:)

  9. Alexandra, that was so beautiful, and just what I needed to hear right now when I'm feeling depressed and unsuccessful. There is so much in my life for which I am grateful, and I do have those moments where I pause and watch the face of my child and feel my blessings profoundly. I need to concentrate more on that instead of seeking validation from strangers.



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