The Changing Seasons: November 2019

And just like that, it is December.

I have been sad this week: one friend died after a long battle with cancer. Another died unexpectedly while on vacation overseas.. Although neither are bosom buddies, I have shared time & space with both and their departures have wrenched at my being.

As I close this month with a Thanksgiving celebration with friends & family, I give thanks through tears and a heavy heart that I have the gift of health and time with loved ones. For each minute and each hand I hold, I am grateful.

As always in these times, music and the written word provide some comfort: Time Problem by Brenda Hillman speaks some peace to me, as does this classic by Simon & Garfunkel, given a new sound by Pentatonix.

This post is my contribution to The Changing Seasons hosted by Su at zimmerbitch.

25 Replies to “The Changing Seasons: November 2019”

  1. We’re so sorry for the loss of your friends Ju-Lyn, our prayers are with their families and friends at this difficult time 💞💜💞

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  2. Ju-Lynn, no wonder you are sad with two losses this week. I feel for you In your grief and the shock of losing someone touches one deeply. You so right to seek comfort in your close family and friends … life so precious and moments like this reinforces this to us.

    Thank you for posting this sublime rendition of one of my all time favourite songs … it’s exquisite and has me tear-eyed. Hugs xx


  3. I’m sorry to hear about your friends. My dear college friend and former housemate lost her husband quite unexpectedly the Saturday after Thanksgiving. So heart-breaking. She has three young sons who now have to grow up without their dad. I just can’t imagine what they must be going through.


    1. Thank you for your warm thoughts, Betsy. It must have been heartbreaking to hear about your close friend’s husband – it must have been such a shock to them! I think of young families like them as they continue to deal with their loss and grief.

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