My unresolved hurt and anger at the healthcare system coupled with my unconscious grief at the retirement of a trusted doctor led me to lose my equanimity. Uncomfortable consequences ensued.
My Roller Coaster Week Today is July 31 … eight days since my daughter’s gynecological appointment and we still don’t have resolution. Her gynecologist noted an issue during her 2019 appointment. Because I was in the waiting room, I only heard a casual mention of it on the way home. Nicole said the doctor was […]
Holiday time usually means the arrival of an unwelcome guest … chronic sorrow. This normal grief response was first identified among the parents of disabled children. I wasn’t happy to hear that mothers seem to experience an increasing frequency of ups and downs. I’ve written about it before in this blog. Click here to find […]
Books lay across the dining room table. A friend is downsizing. “Take as many as you want,” she says. I quickly grab Elaine Pagels, Why Religion? A Personal Story and almost as quickly consume it. Remembering Shortly after I graduated seminary (1979), I read Elaine Pagels’ The Gnostic Gospels. It expanded my knowledge of the […]
On October 9, 2004, I had the honor of officiating at Jak and Diane’s wedding. Nontraditional in almost every way, I absolutely loved this ceremony. It tops my list of favorite wedding experiences. Jak, a former co-worker who became a good friend, married his soulmate. Their wedding, held at their home in Clifton along the […]
THE GIFT In the last few years, several of my friends and I experienced significant losses. The anguish involved in loss is rarely welcomed, and often seen as the price one pays for having loved greatly. I, however, tend to look upon grief as a gift. Think of the alternative. Without great love, there would […]