Monthly Archives: November 2017

grief presents us with a choice: AfterTalk Inspirational 11.30.17

“Time is ungovernable, but grief presents us with a choice: what do we do with the savage energies of bereavement? What do we do with the memory – or in the memory – of the beloved? Some commemorate love with statuary, but behavior, too, is a memorial, as is a well-lived life. In death, there

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Thanksgiving: AfterTalk Inspirational 11.22.17

THANKSGIVING  The time draws near And the calendar says Thanksgiving is really here. Time to reflect and time to gather Thoughts of what to be thankful of. Thankful? I think not. My life is not full these days And to be thankful is beyond my grasp. But to give thanks? This, I believe, can be

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Home Burial: AfterTalk Inspirational 11.16.17

Home Burial Robert Frost, 1874 – 1963 He saw her from the bottom of the stairs Before she saw him. She was starting down, Looking back over her shoulder at some fear. She took a doubtful step and then undid it To raise herself and look again. He spoke Advancing toward her: ‘What is it you see From

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Are You There? AfterTalk Inspirational 11.9.17

Are You There? by Stephanie J. DeMartino Hello, are you there? How am I supposed to look forward to each day? How am I supposed to live and be happy? You’re not here with me The pain of losing you still hurts too much since you’ve been gone I can’t shake it no matter what

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Get Busy Living: AfterTalk Inspirational 11.2.17

I was sitting in the office of New York City’s preeminent gynecological oncological surgeons when he brought up a quotation that had been mentioned to him, one he shares with both cancer survivors and the survivors of a cancer death: “I guess it comes down to a simple choice–get busy living or get busy dying.”

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