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. …

On Living and Dying Day 16 by Kristjaan Panneman

Secrets Unveiled by Kristjaan Panneman of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai   finding peace of mind the soothing sound of rippling water the rustling of leaves strengthens my tired mind that’s fortitude deep inner peace, the beating of my heart, the music of life caught in the rippling stream – finding peace of mind © Chèvrefeuille (pseudonym …

On Living and Dying Day 15 by Sreejit Poole

Beyond biology, the need to be more by Sreejit Poole   How could we just be gone forever? Growing up, my conception of God and mysticism was on par with my romanticizing of after school cartoons. I wanted to believe in the world of the Thunder Cats, of magic portals, of closets that took us …

On Living and Dying Day 14 by Amira Carluccio

A tribute to my mom’s random acts of kindness by Amira Carluccio of the Body and Soul Nourishment Blog   This is one of my favorite pictures of my mom when she was young and healthy with her vibrant red hair and peaceful green eyes. She was a beautiful human being inside and out.  A …

On Living and Dying Day 13 by Rebel Willing

Smiling by Rebel Willing Smiling at the fear reared and adhered to mortality’s complexity – living gonna be the death of me – grasping for freedom’s irrelevancy – bound by time irrevocably – distant – resistant – consistently living with a commitment to my own immortality – wounded not by the fallacy of the physical …

On Living and Dying Day 12 by Alya Shanty

Living the Journey by Alya Shanty Of course, everybody wants to read some personal stories, but I’m offering a spontaneous comprehension on the topic by weaving three of my poems together that I hope will be useful and meaningful. Life It is all about the same Is that a short life of a text Or Limited life of a man Or …