Category Archives: writer

Healing Symbols

HEALING SYMBOLS From statues to scholarships to crosses, there have been hundreds of tangible and intangible memorials to commemorate the lives of those who died. None of the ordinary ones could bring solace to Abigail Carter, a Canadian woman who … Continue reading

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Prayer by Rumi

I found this prayer by Rumi (13th century Sufi poet) sung at a life celebration service so very beautiful and I’d like to share it with you here: On the day I die Don’t weep, don’t cry He’s gone, he’s gone The … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage to Sacred Places

What is a Pilgrimage? All religions, from the rudimentary to the most expansive, have a common specific place of reference that assumes particular importance for their followers.  In their eyes, this singular aura marks out a territory traveled mentally as … Continue reading

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Advice for Living Without Fear

Sharing a Donna Braziles article with widows…  Fear is one of the worst, and most limiting, emotions in life. It’s also a fact. We’re all unsettled by something—after Katrina and all the hurricanes I grew up with in New Orleans, … Continue reading

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Sorrows of Death Serve as Writers’ Muses

Grief is good, at least for publishers. In recent years, many literary figures and others have written accounts about the deaths of loved ones. For instance, novelist Joyce Carol Oates (A Widow’s Story), C. S. Lewis (A Grief Observed), nonfiction … Continue reading

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