Mountains in the background with green evergreens in the foreground. The sky is cloudy and tinted blue

The Life I Could Not See

There is no solution to pain, but there is so much beauty even now in the darkness … There’s still room for your laughter and beauty and joy. Even now. Frederick Buechner

Molly standing on the Viking Ship statue in Reykjavik . She's wearing a Viking hat, black jacket and blue jeans

Walking To The End Of The World

You may have to break your heart, but it isn’t nothing to know even one moment alive. Ellen Bass

Beach in San Francisco on a cloudy gray day. The water has white caps. In the center of the photo there's a rock rising from the waves

The Club No One Wants To Join

A shadow is nothing, of course, which is to say it is also everything. The way my life is now steeped in the shadow of his life, the way the shape of him follows me wherever I go. Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

Dan & Jimmy at the finish of a LIVESTRONG Challenge. They're both wearing red windbreakers and black and white bike helmets. Jimmy is carrying a single yellow rose


There in the dark, he asks if it was really worth it. Were the instants of joy worth the stretches of sorrow? Were the moments of beauty worth the year of pain?  V.E. Schwab, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

The Mathematics Of Loss

But the truth is somewhere inside of me: there is no formula. We live and we are loved and we are gone. Kate Bowler

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