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I’m Fine.

I’ve been wanting to write this piece for over a year now, but kept putting it off because I didn’t want to bring these realities to life, or to revisit them. After further consideration, I believe these are things that need to be said. I’ve seen the countless memes, the series of photos about mental illness in general, but more specifically depression and anxiety, and I always share them so others know the struggle – but it is just a mere glimpse into the black hole of the abyss. So here…

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Songs of Our Lives

Revised 1/28/17 Music.   It’s one of the many beautiful things in life that helps shape us into the people we are today.   Music is used to express emotions, define events in history, shape a culture and spread happiness and joy. A single song can transport you to times long gone and bring a flood of emotions back. Songs are used to celebrate and remember occasions. Why do you think a couple’s wedding song is so magical and special? We sing the “Birthday Song” to celebrate one another’s birthday. Music also…

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musings on the fly 

Bittersweet Legacy

  I’m feeling a bit of the bittersweet symphony of life today.    When I woke up today, I did what almost everyone nowadays does – I checked my phone as if it were the morning newspaper. I found that I had received a heartfelt thank you from a friends’ son; I had donated to his fraternity’s philanthropy project. Donating isn’t a big deal for me, as I always help out when it comes to things of that nature. I find it admirable when young adults get involved in helping out…

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musings on the fly 

Déjà Vu – In love with life

I cannot explain the feelings inside when I sit down every Saturday morning here at The Slow Train Cafe in Oberlin. Today, smooth jazz plays over the sound system and as I sit here sipping on my hot dirty chai, I experience a strong feeling of déjà vu. I know that I’ve done this before as another person, in another place and time. I have goosebumps and the feeling of nostalgia overwhelms me. Tears are welling up in my eyes.   I am so very happy in this moment.  …

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life musings 

Summer 2014 Bucket List

    Things I would like to do this summer in no particular order…   Wake up every morning happy & ready for anything Be happy & random Spend time as much time as I can with my wonderful friends Walk barefoot in the grass and spin n spin n spin til I fall down laughing Go to the drive-in movies with a date and make out like teenagers Pick dandelions and make a million wishes Spread happiness & joy Have a cook-out Make a wish on a star or…

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