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A beautiful reminder

December 28, 2010 by Diane  
Filed under Remembrances

From Robert Augustus Masters: “So very soon we are gone, like dreams vanishing before morning’s habits. Did we leave a mark? Only wingprints in endless sky, tracing evaporating goodbyes.” Read the rest of this gorgeous essay here: http://on.fb.me/hVEaL9

Holiday Remembering

December 10, 2010 by Diane  
Filed under Pet Loss, Remembrances

Do you know someone who experienced losing a loved one (2 or 4 legged) this past year? I can remember how difficult that first holiday season can be, and how freshly the memory of the past season when our loved one was alive and rejoicing with us comes to mind.
This is a time that requires [...]

Happy Holidays!

December 8, 2010 by Diane  
Filed under News

Miracles are of Spirit
And are as natural as breathing
Miracles are for anyone who believes…
This is the Heart of Hanukkah
This is the Soul of Christmas
May the Grace of this Mystical Season
Bless you Now and Always

Always Something to Learn

October 31, 2010 by Diane  
Filed under Funeral Celebrants

Words from Celebrant Extrordinaire, Pam Vetter. I echo them.
“This is my sixth year as a Celebrant and I have learned so much about services. When a family wants their voices to be heard, I encourage it and take a step back. I still organize the service, help with music and details, but I willingly act [...]

The Day of the Dead

October 30, 2010 by Diane  
Filed under Cemetery Stories

El Dia de los Muertos – The Day of the Dead
Having lived in Los Angeles for 28 years, this Mexican holiday, El Dia de los Mueros, was celebrated right along with our Hallowe’en, although they have completely different origins. Just today, a dear friend reported to me that she had visited Olvera Street for their [...]

Remembering Dad’s Passing

October 30, 2010 by Diane  
Filed under Remembrances

A long flight, a ferry ride, and finally the taxi arrives at Craigmyle, the Bed and Breakfast directly across the street from Dad’s care home. Built as a boarding house in 1915, it transitioned to a B & B about twenty years ago. I am welcomed by Jim, the charming owner, and shown to my [...]

Butterfly Effect In Love

October 24, 2010 by Diane  
Filed under Favorite Poems, Random Thoughts

Another very favorite poem dedicated to all of you happily married/partnered folks…

How does anyone make it together
for fifteen years? she asked.
I told her what I know.
That the best way is by leaping together
into the deepest black water.
The best way is by putting it all on the table.
Risking more than we can stand to lose.
Do that, [...]

Remembering Beloved Pets

October 8, 2010 by Diane  
Filed under Pet Loss, Remembrances

When I close my eyes and allow visions of my childhood animal companions to arise, I can see my little dog Bitsy playing in the yard, my cat Silky dressed up in doll clothes with my little sister pushing her around in a doll carriage, and, from my [...]

Stream of Life

July 11, 2010 by Diane  
Filed under Favorite Poems, Random Thoughts

I have decided that I will post periodically a favorite poem that may or may not have to do with the subject of funerals. This poem bursts with the joy of acknowledging our deep connection to all life.

The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day
runs through the world and dances [...]

Must Love Dogs

April 19, 2010 by Diane  
Filed under News

A remarkable trend is developing across America and Houston is on top of the wave. We’ve become a country of pet lovers. Yes, yes, we know — most people like animals, but it’s gone well beyond that. Statistics report that the number of households with pets has grown dramatically in recent years, and we are [...]

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