The Writer

"There are two ways to live your life. One is as thogh nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."  By Albert Einstein.

Whether I'm sitting, pen in hand, on a slow Saturday morning with my journal during meditation, or I'm standing at my laptop, adding the final touches to a personal essay, or assembling the stories that add up to a life, I wrestle with meaning and mystery, the essentials the add up to the human experience and how to put it all into words.

The mystery never ceases to fascinate and inspire me. I’m here if you need me.


Quotes: Life and Loss

Taking notes as a eulogy writer

By Robin Sharma

Turn your heart into healing, your wounds into wisdom and your pain into power.

By Winnie the Pooh

If there ever comes a day where we can't be together, keep me in your heart. I'll stay there forever.

The Lion King

It's the circle of life, and it moves us all, through despair and hope, through faith and love, till we find our place, on the path undwinding.

By Andy Warhol

The idea is not to live forever but create something that will.

By Albert Einstein

There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

By Alan Sachs

Death is more universal than life; everyone dies, but not everyone lives.

More Quotes

Obituary writing in Bend, Oregon

By Dr. Seuss

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.

By Rumi

Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.


Life is short. Choose happiness

By Chloe Frayne

I still don't know how to look at my life without seeing an inescapable absence of you.


I'm still trying to remember and let you go at the same time.

By Scribbles and Crumbs

We talk about them, not because we're stuck or haven't moved on, but we talk about them because we are theirs, and they are ours, and no passage of time can change that.

Even More

Taking notes for an obituary writing

By CS Lewis

Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything.

By Ranada Suzuki

You're the only song my heart wants to hear.

Jandy Nelson "The Sky is Everywhere"

My sister will die over and over again for the rest of my life. Grief is forever. It doesn't go away; it becomes a part of you, step for step, breath for breath. I will never stop grieving Bailey because I will never stop loving her. That's just how it is. Grief and love are conjoined, you don't one without the other. All I can do is love her, love the world, emulate her by living with daring and spirit and joy. 

By Terri Guillemets

Even hundredfold grief is divisible by love.

By Queen Elizebeth II

Grief is the price we pay for love.

By CS Lewis

Nobody ever told me grief felt like fear.