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MEMORY OF LOVE – PART 3

The feelings brought up by this were familiar ones. I was never religious the way my mother wanted me to be and I felt badly that I disappointed her. The fact that she was gone didn’t change that.
Miriam held my hands and looked into my teary eyes and told me, “Judy, you were there for your mom while she was alive. Everyone at the nursing home was amazed by your love and devotion. Did you know they still remember you and always ask me how you are doing?” Continue reading

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DON’T KNOW HOW I LIVED WITHOUT YOU – PART 2

I smiled remembering how I had argued with my father about hiring a companion for my mother. He was absolutely against it. Despite that, I found my strength to move forward to hire someone and that was when I found Miriam. Continue reading

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MEMORY OF LOVE – PART 2

It took a lot of bravery to experience watching my mother decline. I have so many lovely memories. They are the ones that help me overcome my grief and sadness. Continue reading

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ALABASTER SEASHELL-PART 2

Alabaster Seashell is one of my favorite songs. It has such a mystical quality, with descriptive words and eerie music. Continue reading

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PEACEFUL

Because I’m quite busy with illustrating, I might not be able to write for a while. I am humming along to music as I work. I find it wonderful to have a brand new song, which is peaceful and inspiring. Continue reading

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IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN – PART 2

Initially, I wondered how I’d find a vibe for a song about falling in love that I wrote as a young 19-year-old girl. It has been at least 35 years since I’ve experienced romantic feelings. Continue reading

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WE WERE STRANGERS

For weeks, I avoided writing this story because I wanted to simply put it behind me. But then I decided there was insight that I gained from this experience. Continue reading

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I CAN’T TELL YOU

At my last hypnotherapy session, I opened up to talk about the guilt I’ve carried for many years over disappointing my mother because I wasn’t an observant Jew like she was. Continue reading

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I’M SOARING FREE

My eyes were closed but I grinned and said, “I guess if I enjoy the experience of being touched then I think I’ll need to get massages more often!” Continue reading

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WITH JOY WHEN I SING

For most of my life, I seldom opened up to share my true feelings with anyone. I was too busy raising my children and surviving grief. Continue reading

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