Molly and Dan standing with their backs to the camera overlooking the ocean near Santa Monica. Molly is making a muscle with her left arm and carrying a red Nike Stanford backpack. Dan is wearing a green shirt and red baseball cap and is making a muscle with his right arm.

Grieving and Living

The human heart beats approximately 4,000 times per hour and each pulse, each throb, each palpitation is a trophy engraved with the words ‘you are still alive.’ You are still alive. Act like it. Rudy Francisco

Rejoining The World

The world doesn’t care how many times you fall down as long as it’s one fewer than the number of times you get back up. Aaron Sorkin

When Only Memories Remain

Then Tea Cake came prancing around her where she was and the song of the sigh flew out of the window and lit in the top of the pine trees. Tea Cake, with the sun for a shawl. Of course he wasn’t dead. He could never be dead until she herself had finished feeling and thinking. The kiss of his memory made pictures of love and light against the wall. Zora Neale Thurston

A Both/And Life

Life’s brutal and beautiful are woven together so tightly that they can’t be separated. Reject the brutal, reject the beauty. Glennon Doyle

Silence Speaks

Listen to silence. It has so much to say. Rumi

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