Thursday, May 29, 2014

I'm really glad you were born

 (Because sometimes "happy birthday" just doesn't seem appropriate. )

I had been searching for you over many lifetimes and I'm really glad you were finally born 43 years ago, so that now we can spend our lives together.

I love you Jason and I'm so glad you're in my life. 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

They say you die twice...


"They say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time." ~ Banksy


If the saying is true, Jdub will live on for a very long time. So many people were touched by his uniqueness that stories of his legend will carry on longer than most of our earthly bodies.

We love you and miss you, Jdub. The world is truly a sadder place without you.
Jason Patrick Wotherspoon, 45, born on March 17, 1969 in Glendale, California, passed away May 23, 2014. He resided in North Hollywood, California at the time of his passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills, California. The funeral service is Tuesday, May 27 at Forest Lawn.




Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Invictus by William Ernest Henley

 
I read this passage at an MBSR workshop recently and it hit me hard and has stuck with me since. To me, it's about courage, vigilance, resilience and self-worth which are all things that I need to hold tightly during this season of my life.

Invictus by William Ernest Henley
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

With Ribbons Undone

"Ribbons Undone" by Tori Amos from The Beekeeper

You're a girl
Rising from a shell
Running through spring
With summer's hand in reach now
It is your time
It is your time
So just run with ribbons undone
It is your time yes my angel
It is your time
So just run with ribbons undone



She's a girl
Rising from a shell
Running to spring
It is her time it is her time
Watch her run with ribbons undone

She's a rose in a lily's cloak
She can hide her charms
It is her right there will be time
To chase the sun with ribbons undone

She runs like a fire does
Just picking up daises
Comes in for a landing
A pure flash of lightening
Past alice blue blossoms
You follow her laughter
And then she'll surprise you
Arms filled with lavender

Yes my little pony is growing up fast
She corrects me and says
"You mean a thoroughbred"
A look in her eyes says the battle's beginning
From school she comes home and cries
I don't want to grow up Mom at last not tonight

You're a girl
Rising from a shell
Running through spring
With summer's hand in reach now
It is your time
It is your time
So just run with ribbons undone
It is your time yes my angel
It is your time
So just run with ribbons undone

Run run darlin'
Ribbons undone