Two large boulders in the ocean close to the shoreline. The sun is just above the horizon casting a pink and blue cast on the water and an orange band in the sky with blue above it

Second Chances

… we who have had our travel plans disrupted and rerouted via the valley, we recognise each other. even from far off. even in our silence, we can tell who colours beyond the rules and the walls, and all over the straight lines that keep us from seeing the light inside each other. Liezel Graham

Dan on one knee pitching a softball to four year old Molly. She has wavy blond hair and is wearing a onsie with white shoes

Life Doesn’t Play Fair

I think once you’ve felt grief, it’s hard not to catch someone else’s. Emily Henry

The Wisdom of Silence

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you would have preferred to talk. Doug Larsen

Molly, Barbara, Margo. Molly is wearing an olive green long-sleeve shirt and a black down vest with her long hair pulled back in a pony tail. Barbara is wearing a light blue collared shirt and violet blue sweater. She has short white hair and is using a walker. Margo is wearing black pants and a beige sweater with her purse across her body

The Last Remaining Brick

We are defined by whom we have lost. Anna Quindlen

The House Of Joy

We shake with joy, we shake with grief. What a time they have, those two, housed as they are in the same body. Mary Oliver

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