Grace, Grief and Loss, Inspiration, Midlife

50. Everything is on loan

I think it helps a lot if we consider everyone to be on loan to us. Child, spouse, partner, parent, lover, friend, colleague. When we think of relationships in this way, we will learn to value people more knowing that tomorrow the person may be gone, or that the relationship may be over. Lahat ay… Continue reading 50. Everything is on loan

Grace, Grief and Loss, Inspiration, Love

Basil Valdez and the Soundtrack of My Life

I'm 52 years old now, and for the last 40 years, Basil's songs have been a constant companion. Last night, watching him, and hearing him sing the songs that we had all grown up with was one of the most memorable evenings of my life.  Music takes us to places in our heart that we… Continue reading Basil Valdez and the Soundtrack of My Life

30-day writing challenge, Friendship, Midlife

Day 7 — Someone from your old neighborhood

How wonderful to share the highs and lows, the losses and joys with someone whom you grew up with, someone whose known you all your life and with whom you have a shares history because you grew up in the same neighborhood, went to the same schools, knew the same people growing up, and even speaks the same dialect that you do!