From Darkness to Light Day 30 by Crystal Gamet

Free Fallin’ by Crystal Gamet of Redneck, AIDS Orphan, Survivor   I don’t remember the exact moment that I realized this was it. I don’t know what made this different than all of the other times that my mom got sick. I guess her AIDS was progressing and her blood counts were way too low …

Just Write That He Loved Her

Just write that he loved her, he heard a voice in the wind say, as he noticed the gardener scrubbing bird shit off the neighboring stone. What more would need be said? Memories past through his head like images floating away. The two of them spending countless hours just talking. Talking about nothing. His morning …

From Darkness to Light Day 26 by Jagati Olson

A Death Bed Dawning by Jagati Olson of Emerging Design Consulting   I got the call from my brother Glenn. “You’d better take Che up to the nursing home and see Dad now. He had another mini stroke and he’s been in a coma the last two days. The doctors say he won’t come out of it. He …

From Darkness to Light Day 11 by Aditi Rungta

Even in the Darkness by Aditi Rungta of My Expie!   Even in the darkness, there is light. We might not see everything that is present, but we surely see everything that is necessary. Life is an uncertain package where there are moments that are extremely exuberant and there are moments that bring us down, …

From Darkness to Light Day 7 by Paula Mould

The End of My Wasted Life by Paula Mould of PaulaMould.com   I died on the night of March 6, 2015, shortly after 10 pm. I wasn’t expecting to die that night. I was expecting just more of the same from my life. Dissatisfied in my marriage for so many reasons. Exhausted from running my tech company. …

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 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 …