Tuesday, February 5, 2013


def.: "the property of not existing for indefinitely long durations"

Today I was talking with a friend who relayed the death of two moms this week - moms of other friends of hers. It's not really a comforting thought - wondering about the future of moms as we know them. My mom, Tom's mom - me as a mom. Oye.

This life of ours - impermanent at best. We are not meant to live forever.

But I'm not ready for what that means. There's too much to be said, done, witnessed, honored, experienced.

I don't know what to make of it all. When faced with imminent crisis, we respond. We have responded and we will respond. Stepping up, stepping back, stepping in, stepping away - whatever it takes. We can only hope that when we are called to respond, we'll be given the grace to know how to respond. For loved ones, strangers, friends, family, and self.

The lesson for today - is to embrace all there is - today. It's the gift - the present. The biggest present there is.

Butternut Squash Risotto - with pancetta and Jack Cheese, and Coconut Shrimp 

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