Right Here, Right Now

Gift-Curse of Grief

“When we come to deeply be with the finitude of our lives, and the lives of those we love, our appreciation for everything is deepened.

We touch a vibrancy, a richness—and we begin to wake up.

This other person we love could die at any time.

And we too will die.

We realize that every moment is a secret cache.

Each breath is an offering.

And every increment of time is irreplaceable.

The only thing for which life offers even a fleeting guarantee is this moment—right here and right now. This is all we have, all we ever have.

It is both absolving and terrifying.”

~Joanne Cacciatore, “Bearing the Unbearable”

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Filters, Blinders, Lenses…

“11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. 13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.” ~1 Corinthians 13:11-13 (King James Version) Continue reading “Filters, Blinders, Lenses…”