Somehow, for a few moments, gazing into the looking glass, the ugly-duckling had become a swan. While the thought that I was beautiful didn’t remain with me, whenever I wore that dress confidence in myself.
A warm shower, chocolate, and a cold Dr. Pepper restores some of my equilibrium, and a mindless sitcom soothes my frayed nerves.
Feeling grateful is good, and studies have shown that serving others and being grateful have health benefits, too.
This is an essay I wrote, and revised several times between November 2004 and 2008. Today, on the 11th anniversary of Kelly's death, I feel prompted to share it for the first time, publically. I have come to peace with being a widow (most days) and my life is for the most part, happy. There … Continue reading Rhythms of Life: November 2004 to November 2005