death

Happy New Year! The new year, about endings and beginnings. New Birth, and Death. Long, dark nights leading to lengthening days.

This Year, I resolve to help liberate our (human's) conversation about death. Let's talk freely about death! Let's embrace death's presence in our lives, and embrace the lives of those who are dead and especially, dying. It makes my heart more full of love and compassion, not less, to celebrate death--yes, celebrate it in all its grief, mystery, loss, and opportunity for life on the other side of the coin: opportunity to appreciate life, to clarify and magnify and prioritize. I'm feeling like it is hard to say these kinds of things for fear of being mistaken for saying I am glad that someone or something died. I am not; I am saying I am glad they lived. 

this is a great podcast series I hope you enjoy as much as I do: 

http://www.ttbook.org/series/death

 Winter Jasmine, blooming at below 20 degrees farenheit!

Winter Jasmine, blooming at below 20 degrees farenheit!