Sometimes We Need To Go Back Before We Can Move Forward

We had a large lilac bush behind my childhood home.  Every spring when I fill a vase with lilacs, their fragrance transports my thoughts back to that house where many special memories were made. Memories.  We all have them.  Some good, some not so good but they're stored somewhere deep within our brains.  Just like [...]

Sentimental Journey and the Moments that Count

I've felt sentimental lately. A dear aunt of mine passed away on Thanksgiving. The older I get my aunt's age of 77 doesn't seem that old.  Of course I know that younger (much younger) people or children pass away and the reality is that death is no respecter of age. Either is illness.  My aunt [...]