Welcome to Following the Whispers blog
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.
“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf
“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Celebrating while grieving
But yesterday was hubby and my 14th wedding anniversary. It is a miracle to me, given my history with relationships, that we've been together that long and that we are happy--individually and together. Usually, we go out to dinner at a somewhat fancy restaurant, come home, light the unity candle from our wedding ceremony, say a prayer together, and watch the video (or portions of it) from our wedding.
This time, we managed dinner, but the video was too painful. So many people who were there at the wedding are no longer with us (even some younger folks). Also, we just weren't in the mood to whoop it up. I realized there are many ways to celebrate--quiet is okay.