Friday, June 18, 2010


Image by rco

Today is a strange mix of transition and change.

Happy ones - my friend's retirement from a long a fulfilling career. Celebrations of birthdays and weddings and anniversaries today.

But others as well: My nephew's deployment to Iraq. And the biggest transition of all - my cousin's funeral.

All on one day! What a remarkable mix of emotions: joy, anxiety, sorrow, celebration...

I think that I can send the same sentiment to each of these people, no matter what the circumstance: that I wish peace and safety and happiness for each person's journey, wherever it may lead them.

1 comment:

annie said...

Julia,condolences on the loss of your cousin. I hope he/she did not suffer too much. I don't know about you and others with our illnesses, but I don't deal as well as I used to with any kind of stressors.It seems our nervous systems go haywire and out of control,and that has a domino effect on the rest of the body. Good luck.