Tuesday, June 20, 2006


My dad died,
Unexpectedly and instantly on Friday 9th June 2006. He was only 59 years old.
He's no longer sitting in his favorite lounge chair, in front of the television, in his home,
He's no longer on the end of the telephone when I pick it up, to call, to ask for advice, or to tell of my successes, my triumphs, my joy,
He will no longer be there when it rings and I wonder who it may be,
He's no longer there to tell me it will be OK,
He's no longer in his shop, smiling and joking with the customers, making everyone feel good,
He's no longer going to respond to my emails, or send me funny jokes,
He's no longer going to send my daughter faxes, pictures for her to colour in,
He's no longer making his beautiful music for all to hear,
He's no longer going to take me out for dinner and share a bottle of wine,
He's no longer on the end of the telephone.
He is in my heart,
His music is still ringing in my ears,
His words of advice are still running around in my head,
His smile is still in my eyes,
His spirit is still part of my soul,

I miss my dad. I love my dad.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

We are all meant to shine

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciouslygive other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,our presence automatically liberates others."
a return to love - marianne williamson