Who am I?

In the book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, we have a conversation between Alice and the caterpillar trying to answer this very question, who am I. Let us join the conversation: “The Caterpillar and Alice looked at each other for some time in silence: at last the Caterpillar took the hookah out of its mouth, and addressed her in a languid, sleepy voice. ‘Who are you?’ said the Caterpillar.  This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, ‘I — I hardly know, sir, just at present — at least I know who I … Continue reading Who am I?

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat and have found their way out of the depths

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” ― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Dana Goodman is a published author, grief counselor and inspirational speaker.  Her memoir is entitled, In the Cleft, Joy Comes in the Mourning, which won top novel at the Wildsound Writing Festival. Dana’s life was hard and unpredictable.  No mother should have to … Continue reading The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat and have found their way out of the depths