I've lost three family members in the past four years, all of them on a Thursday. A chilly Thursday in November 2008--Thanksgiving in fact--ended not with post-turkey coma and pumpkin-pie-smeared faces being shooed up to bed, but with my father-in-law being rushed to the hospital after suffering a heart attack in front of his family, … Continue reading Why I Hate Thursdays and How They’ve Helped Me Grow
Two and a half years ago today, on April 17, the darkest corners of my overactive imagination succeeded in trouncing the light, enveloping me in a new reality. That Saturday, my 66-year-old father entered the hospital for emergency abdominal surgery and never came home again. He had undergone a somewhat routine colonoscopy the day before … Continue reading The Beginning of the End
Born from something so small and seemingly void of vitality, Growing, blooming, blossoming, Changing with the seasons, the weather, How much love and care it receives. Deep inside you know its beauty is ephemeral but still you yearn for it when it's gone. Somehow you think the vibrance, scent and allure will always be there. … Continue reading Fleeting Beauty
A lot if the amount of time I spent pondering the name of my new blog is any indication. But then, of course, I am "name-obsessed," according to my fifteen-year-old daughter. She dubbed me with this moniker last week when I was complaining about the name of some app if I remember correctly. Yes, I … Continue reading What’s in a name?