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Possibly Post Suicide

Glimpses of thoughts of "Notes from the Beyond"   I’m dead. Now what? Sometimes I think about finding that light they speak of at the end of the tunnel that I self-created. Sometimes I think about who that "I" really is that created that tunnel in the first...

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To: You, With Love

I wanted to share with you, all in one place, some of the quotes and images that have been inspiring me lately.

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Writing Can Bring Healing

During an especially challenging time in my life, I discovered the healing power of story telling. Sitting down to write each day, to compile my thoughts (sometimes coherently, very often not!) was cathartic and clarifying. I worked my way through a dark time, found...

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The Power of Imagination

As I wrote in my previous post, I want to share a selection of books that have, in the words of Ursula Le Guin, been my “guide to the country we’re visiting.” Here is another:   Over 15 years ago, I picked up The Encyclopedia of Things That Never Were by Michael...

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Literature Is A Guide To Living

“The reason literacy is important is that literature is the operating instructions. The best manual we have. The most useful guide to the country we’re visiting, life.” - Ursula Le Guin   We all have stories--in books, and in our heads. Stories have the power to...

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Taking a Step Without Feet

“There’s an important difference between giving up and letting go.” – Jessica Hatchigan   The concept of letting go can be misunderstood, misinterpreted. Jessica Hatchigan’s quote is critical for anyone seeking for a way through difficult times (or just through...

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The Artist’s Struggle for Integrity

You may agree or agree to disagree with what James Baldwin has to say in this link below, as you may agree or agree to disagree with what The Little Black Book of Suicide Notes has to say, but none the less, this is what a Spiritual Life asks of oneself. Please feel...

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Holding a Hand, Chaining a Soul

My father kept this newspaper clipping taped up in his shop. It always made me stop and think and wonder if my father had learned these things. After he closed down his shop, I laminated it with scotch tape and have managed to keep it for decades. I hadn't seen it in...

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