The Distance Between Hello and Goodbye (and some wise parting words from my mama)

mom and dad sase waving

You’d think that being Japanese, my family would have the “photo taking” thing down a little better.  Upon recently finding this old photo of my Mom and Dad, I was quickly reminded of the hilarity that undoubtedly ensued every time we tried to pose somewhat “creatively.”  In this particular photo. let’s just say that clumsiness replaced every notion of our proposed blend of beauty and gravitas.  However, my sister and I determinedly persevered through multiple attempts of snapping that intended pose amidst our belly laughs (evidenced above).

What was so compelling about trying to capture a photo of my parents waving “hello”?

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And on an otherwise ordinary day, the flower bloomed!

and on an otherwise ordinary day, the flower bloomed

With regard to time, why is it that we want the impossible?  On one hand, we want “time to pass quickly,” while on the other hand, we want “time to stand still.”  Both adages are such reasonable desires, yet how do we embrace such a seemingly unattainable juxtaposition without somehow crushing the integrity of one of them in the process?

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Why this blog?

the melody in malady

When your whole world suddenly changes in a seeming instant… when you can’t stop your dreams from crashing at your feet… when things don’t make sense and you wonder why your prayers are the ones that keep going unanswered…

Your eyes start searching and your soul starts aching.

You have to find something to ease the pain.

To quiet the fear.

A ray of hope.

A piece of beauty.

Something to hold on to.

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Since my health issues prevent me from posting regularly, I'd love to send you a notification of new posts. This newsletter also has a few extra thoughts from yours truly. If interested, please enter your information below, then check your inbox for an email to confirm the subscription. My truest thanks, Sase

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