It’s been a long day

Originally posted on Live & Learn:
Don’t be afraid to suffer—take your heaviness and give it back to the earth’s own weight; the mountains are heavy, the oceans are heavy. – Rainer Maria Rilke, from The Poetry of Rilke; “Sonnets to Orpheus” Notes: Photo: A man swims in the Maschsee lake in Hanover, Germany, on Monday.…

For Dad

A little more than three weeks ago, my mother called me to say that Dad had fainted and was in the ER. Then he was in emergency surgery. Then he was diagnosed with stage three cancer. Then he was back in surgery and had sepsis. My cousin called to say that the time had come […]