There’s many things I can’t do. I have no superpowers (physically or intellectually). I don’t know everything. And…

There’s many things I can’t do. I have no superpowers (physically or intellectually). I don’t know everything. And never will. But. I know that stories are the best way to convey a message that you want to resonate deeply with the reader. And I think they are also a compelling way to teach compassion and maybe even come to grips with our own feelings.

Creation is often attributed to a muse. A familiar spirit that guides you and maybe even sits on your shoulder. I looked at my oldest daughter’s wedding pictures again recently while burning a DVD of them. She was just married in March. One of her best friends, battling with cancer, gutted it out though she was terribly sick and was one of the bridesmaids in the wedding. In the weeks following the wedding she had setbacks. The cancer had spread. And recently we lost her. She was a brave and bright soul. As I looked at her picture, at the wedding, I thought about loss… and how we heal. She was on my shoulder as I wrote this story to explain how those we love — when they pass on — they’re never truly gone. The important part of them stays with us. Always.

#love   #life   #living

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