Tag Archives: grief

A New Year, a New Post

Somehow January just sped on by and now it’s February 1st, a brand new month in a brand new year. When too much time passes between my blog posts, I get a little “blog shy” so I decided I’d drink … Continue reading

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Question #23

I notice that birds seem to be significant in your art and even your business name. Can you tell me the significance? My particular interest in birds began when I formed a deep bond with a budgie named Zelda. I’ve … Continue reading

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Question #11

For Question #11 in my CoAnQuMo project, I am going to address the next question in parts, spread over a few blog posts. These questions are complex and deep and ride my heart waves, so I want to address them … Continue reading

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Question #2

I think I am going to call what I am doing this month CoAnQuMo (Courtney Answers Questions Month!) Here comes question #2 for my exploration: What do you think about the culturally appropriate, yet perhaps dishonest response of “fine” we … Continue reading

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Why I’m Not Happy

You may be surprised to learn that I don’t consider myself a “happy” person. I actually don’t resonate with that word very much. It feels flimsy to me, like damp sheets hanging limply on a clothesline, the breeze whipping the … Continue reading

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Even Father’s Day Happens While on Vacation

I don’t know why I’d think it wouldn’t. I guess being out of my element (well, actually very *in* my element) made me think today would feel different in Maui. Maybe less sad. My lone morning swim at Kahana Beach … Continue reading

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Trusting Our Pain

I’ve been revisiting my grief books lately (and yes, I do have quite a lot of them). I find them comforting — and not only when I read them, but also just knowing that they occupy a significant row on … Continue reading

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