Monday, January 30, 2012

Endings and Beginnings

I was all set to write the last of the Fool's Journey Tarot posts today, when life, and death, got in the way. Got a call yesterday from a very close friend, who's husband has been ill for almost a year. He had died. Needless to say, the past twenty-four hours have been a bit of a blur, and that's just for me and other friends and family of my friend and her husband. For her, they've been beyond what the rest of us can comprehend on an emotional level.

So I hope and know that you'll understand why business as planned is not happening on my blog post today, and I thank you.

Before I sign off today, though, I do want to share that as I get older I learn each day that everything is experience, and that we can be fulfilled by being open to all of it, the bad with the good, if we respect it and ourselves. I saw true grace in my friend yesterday, who laughed and cried and told stories and listened to stories as we sat with her for hours. We ate and drank a little, but mostly we talked, and I saw a woman who accepted devastating reality with dignity and humility and found a way to still feel love, and even humor, in her life. Stay open to life, and life will stay open for you. A message for us all.

Next week, I'll be back here with Tarot's Fool. Come back then, and we'll find our where his journey has taken him. Thanks.

~ Linda


  1. Linda, please give a hug to your friend for me, and one for yourself too. Being the one consoling is a challenge in heartbreak and understanding. Your ability to be there with your friend is a gift. Being there is not just physically. I'm so sorry for her loss and all your pain. So true... "everything is an experience."
    Hang in there. Life, and death, is part of the journey.

    1. Thanks Karlene. You're right, it's all part of the journey.

  2. She sounds like such a wonderful lady Linda. I'm so sorry to hear about her loss, truly. I know it's been coming for a while and my heart goes out to her. You're a wonderful friend to her.

  3. Sorry to hear about your friend's husband. I'm sure she really appreciated your presence during this difficult time. I can only imagine...

  4. Thanks for your kind thoughts, Karen. We all face something like this sometime. . .

  5. Linda, I'm so sorry for you and your friend. It's a hard part of life, but I'm certain you'll be there for more to make it just a little easier. *hugs*

  6. Thankyou, Tina. Hugs are wonderful.