Life and Death

We had a glorious Easter—Alleluias, soaring music, sunshine, flowers, and warmth. I was reminded, though, that in order to have Easter, you must have Good Friday first. As CS Lewis famously said, “The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That is the deal.”

religious-easter-04-1024x576 But First Coffee

My readers are probably aware this has been a difficult year. You may not know I lost both one of my daughters and my Beloved of 54 years in a space of three weeks at the beginning of the year. It is a lot to swallow. It will take a good long year of mourning before I can approach normal, if then.

This weekend I discovered the concept of “widow brain,” a state that includes brain fog and fatigue. there is a growing body of science about the impact of loss on brain function. My whole brain is building new pathways and struggling with old ones. It explained a lot. Every thing I do from the time I get up until i go to bed (and especially then) is new and different. Expected stimuli are missing, new ones forming. No wonder I’m exhausted.

I continue to write daily, or try at least. This week I’m flying off to visit family. They live at an airport in a condo facing a pond visited by migrating birds. It will be a good break. This morning, I have to pack. And write. But first, coffee!

5 thoughts on “Life and Death

  1. My heart goes out to you. So much loss in such a short time. I’m glad your Easter celebration was renewing.

  2. You take care of you! The rest will wait. We love you as a wonderful woman and author. I love your stories and characters, they are heartwarming and face lots of problems. In each book you write, you share some of yourself! Rest, relax and enjoy your time with family. Take care of yourself!

  3. I’m so sorry for your deep losses this year. I cannot even imagine. God bless you and keep you as you live this different life you must. Im just so darn sorry.

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