On Living and Dying Day 23 by Michelle Lunato

There Were Moments by Michelle Lunato aka Nato of Chasing Life and Finding Dreams   There were moments in my life where I wanted to die. If you say you haven’t thought it, I’d say you lie. For life is full of its ups and downs. Spinning round and round, making us fall down. We try to grasp and pull and make …

And to the World I Say

With eyes wide open and a mind clear of doubts, to the world I say no… ok, well, just a veggie burger and fries to go with a movie tonight so that I can fantasize about a life through their eyes, and let my dreams as I sleep be cozy and sweet, but when I …

Finding a Way to Breathe

Hands up to make it easy – but you don’t see me – more than in your way I’m my mother’s babe, my friend’s memory, my people’s cries. “Whys” won’t erase the nightmare of closed eyes to our plight – a legacy of “too young” goodbyes, as we drift from pride to hopelessness; reckless compromise …

On Living and Dying Day 23 by Gunamayi

Death, a Journey Towards Life   When I was a child and all through my youth I was often heard proclaiming to my parents that I had no fear of death. For some reason whenever the topic of death was brought up I felt an inner strength and fearlessness arise in me. Sometimes my mother …

On Living and Dying Day 22 by Cheryl-Lynn Roberts

Think, Pray, Love, and Live by Cheryl-Lynn Roberts of Tournesol dans un Jardin   Since a very young child, I often wondered where all the dead went. Notice I say “dead” as it includes all things living that die including all of nature. Some believe in heaven, purgatory and hell. Yet what if the first few …

On Living and Dying Day 21 by Leigh Gaitskill

Life’s Cycles of Living and Dying  by Leigh Gaitskill of Not Just Sassy on the Inside I often think of living and dying in terms of the big finale and the life leading up to it. My father is 91 and my mother is 90, so death in that sense is on my mind. But …

On Living and Dying Day 20 by Kathie Arcide

Timothy’s Death, Timothy’s Birth Kathie Arcide of Chosen Perspectives   It is now many years later and I finally feel ready to tell Timothy’s story. I get the call early one morning, as I am putting my much-needed, vacation-packed suitcases by the front door for the cab driver to load. The distraught caller says “It’s Jim. Our …

On Living and Dying Day 19 by Puneet Gabriel McCorrison

Into Color by Puneet Gabriel McCorrison, singer-songwriter found on YouTube and Soundcloud. In Hindu philosophy there is an idea presented that we have become so spun around, mixed up and infatuated with the world that we have forgotten our true nature, which is silence, peace and bliss. Yet we have not and cannot really let …

On Living and Dying Day 18 by Sonya Kassam

Die Each Day by Sonya Kassam of Follow Your Shadow   We shall all be dead, we know that don’t we? And yet we resist, we fear. I fear to die, yes. I have no idea what is beyond my death. And perhaps…actually for sure to be absolutely honest, I don’t really want to know what lies beyond. …

On Living and Dying Day 17 by litebeing

All Is Not What It Seems by litebeing of litebeing chronicles Death is not my thing. I clearly remember being about 7 years old lying in bed instead of sleeping. I decided that we shall live to be 100 years old. I subtracted 7 from 100 to conclude I only had 93 years to live. …