Remembering Ginger

Quotes and Notes #352, October 22

The harvest

“Don’t be ashamed to weep; ‘tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.”—Brian Jacques, “Taggerung”—

A friend died the other day. She was a caring, smiling friend who shared, not only of her largesse, but of her mind, of her kindness, and of her great store of practical wisdom.

Last night, I was thinking on a question, “When I am gone, will someone remember me and my actions as fondly as I remember Ginger?”—That’s quite a question to ask. It’s quite a question to find an answer for.

All we can do is our best and hope that we leave something behind. All we can do is to remember our departed friends for their good works, beauty, and caring.

I shared many a smile with Ginger Grant. I’m glad.
Everything is going to be all right.

John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

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The Trip Takes Us

Quotes and Notes #187, May 11

“A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.”—John Steinbeck—

In traveling, as in life, it is best to be flexible and to accept the changes that inadvertently happen with our plans. The ability to accept changes instead of fighting them helps the journey to be more pleasant and easy.

To pay attention to the sights and happenings along the way brings learning which in turn leads to comfort.

Share a smile
Everything is going to be all right
John P. Schulz–“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

Find comfort in discovery.

Find comfort in discovery.

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