My friend, Carol, passed away yesterday morning. I met Carol in NYC. We were neighbours on West 107th Street. This is no exaggeration: my life was enhanced tremendously when she entered into it. I feel so honoured to have known her. It isn’t just me. Everyone loved her because she had an open heart and … More Our Beloved Edith Carol
To New York, that is. My dear friend, Carol, is not feeling well these days and so I decided to get right back on a plane to NY and give Carol some TLC. I had a wonderful visit. Thanks, Carol!! (I hope I didn’t hover and fuss too much. A little fuss is OK, though.) … More Oh Yeah…I Went There.
It’s a grey and cold Sunday afternoon here in Southern England. There’s very little light in the sky. In fact, there are just overcast bleak sheets of cloud covering which makes everything look so dull and it makes me want to fold up inside. I have taken Pickles out for her walk and she was … More Here I am on Sunday, October 12
Liz Tilberis, the former editor of British Vogue, who experienced chemotherapy famously said, “Once you’ve had chemotherapy,there’s no such thing as a bad hair day.” Before: After: What a woman! Well done, Carol.
Remember my friends, Richard and Viki? Well, one evening over dinner Richard said to me, “So Kim, what’s the best thing about living in the UK?” and before an eye was batted I said, “The NHS.” There were slight puzzled looks from everyone around the table. Maybe a little shrug of the shoulders. I think … More Why Americans Fundraise for Healthcare Costs
My Christmas cactus is starting to show the very beginnings of red flowers. This surely means that autumn is here and cold weather is at hand. (This plant was a gift to me about 8 years ago and I cannot believe that I’ve kept it going all these years. It makes it all the more … More The First Sunday in October — 2014
“Sister. She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway. She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark. She is your teacher, your … More Sisters Who ARE Sisters
For my friend, Carol… https://www.indiegogo.com/project/help-carol-owie-barnette/embedded/1070029 If you can give, it would be so greatly appreciated. If you cannot give, that’s OK. Please spread the word. Thanks!
That is the answer to an old Buddhist koan. And I have used that answer many times in my life. I may not like the experience but I have to agree to accept it. Then I carry on, one foot in front of the other and do the next thing. Then the next. Even through … More Let Go and Agree to Accept the Experience…