On Living and Dying Day 30 by Ra Avis

I grew up on a farm, the sort where nothing obstructs the view of the sunrises or sunsets. The sort where there’s more acres than people, more cows than buildings. One day, after a bit of a windstorm, I filled a bucket with well-water and splashed it upwards and over my roof. There were leaves …

On Living and Dying Day 29 by Nicole Allen

Dying to Live by Nicole Allen aka Apoetic1 of Nik’s Place   I die every day. Every day, I die… just a little, letting go of pieces of me which no longer serve a purpose. I must die daily, if I am to make room for more. I suppose the “finale” is somewhat the same. This life, this plane of …

On Living and Dying Day 28 by Soul Seeker

The New Arrivals  by Soul Seeker of A Peek Within   They were 4 teensy weensy new arrivals in our community. I often saw them together when I took my dog for a walk. They would all be there, with that petrified look in their eyes. All curled up together one upon another in the …

On Living and Dying Day 27 by Anuradha Prasad

Death, she smells of sweet roses by Anuradha Prasad of Zennfish   A faint smell of stale flowers and mildew scented the air. There is silence. This is the silence of ends, of thousands of finalities. It is not simply the death of bodies but the death of time and of identities as we know …

On Living and Dying Day 26 by Arati de la Roziere

Recognizing the Gift  by Arati de la Roziere of Dancing to the Words   In May, 2015, I moved from the house I had lived in for 8 years to a condominium. My new place is up a flight of 18 steep steps. I soon noticed I felt uneasy, hesitant going down the stairs, and became very mindful, …

On Living and Dying Day 25 by Marlena McGuigan

The Ives by Marlena McGuigan of Marsnplato   None of us survives this place. That isn’t meant to be a grim reminder of our finite nature, being in a body and all; rather, it is a meant to be a reminder that we can choose how to live with the time we have. We can go …

On Living and Dying Day 24 by Kripa Gressel

Home by Kripa Gressel of A Thing of Grace   “I want to go home. I want to go home. I just want to go home…” This has been a wish of mine since my first memories. That desperate, inconsolable desire to return to a place of safety and comfort, where I don’t feel alienated from anything. It’s …

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 …

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 …