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You Left Us Too Soon

Exactly five months have passed since we put you to rest. Not a moment has passed since then that I haven’t missed you. Not a night has gone by that I haven’t cried myself to sleep. May you rest in … Continue reading

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I Only Want To Stand Aside

Throughout all the conversations I have had, whether on the phone or in person with people close to me, I keep hearing the same phrase over and over again: “You should go out, go back to work and do something … Continue reading

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Tomorrow Is Easter Sunday

Tomorrow is Easter Sunday. Our first Easter without you. The kids tell me, “We can’t have Easter without dad. It’s not the same anymore. There’s no point.” Looking back to when we were in Dubai, the kids and I were … Continue reading

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Each Man Is The Whole World

Last week I met up with a friend that I had not seen or heard from for almost thirty years. As we sat talking and remembering and reminiscing I realized that I was referring to the two different phases of … Continue reading

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A Love So Strong

From what I can remember, ever since I was a small kid I have loved reading and writing. I have also had this special love for writing instruments, pencils, pens and paper. A love so strong that throughout the years … Continue reading

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The Gift Of Life

Lately I haven’t done much with my life and my time other than to reflect, to think and to contemplate. Contemplation: Thought, meditation, study, reflection, consideration. Agatha Christie wrote: “One of the odd things in looking back is that, while … Continue reading

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Perhaps Some Day

Yesterday was the first day of spring and yet here in Montreal we had a snow storm that had started Monday evening and went on till Wednesday morning. My car embedded with snow was parked on the wrong side of … Continue reading

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When You Think Things Are Bad

Years ago when I was still teaching in high school and my kids were very young, all I wished for sometimes during the day was to have a quiet moment for myself. A moment to just sit and relax and … Continue reading

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The Smell Of Things

When I was a little girl and in the scouts, whenever we went camping in the fields in our village there were always stray dogs wondering around. I used to be terrified of them whenever they got near me. I … Continue reading

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We Just Have To Look Around Us

The other day while rearranging the boxes from the so called storeroom-stairway, boxes that we had stored since we moved to Montreal, I came across those that contained our family pictures. I carried them to the sitting room and sat … Continue reading

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