Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and auld lang syne?" -Robert Burns My Dear W's, Congratulations! We did it! We survived Christmas. In case you can't find any pride it that accomplishment, don't worry. … [Read more...] about New Year’s Wishes for the Grieving
Coping with Grief
“We know what we are, but not what we may be.” William Shakespeare A Wondering Widow Post In a recent conversation about my experiences as a W, a friend asked if I considered myself married or single. Whoah! I had to think about that one. If you feel confused about … [Read more...] about Married, Single, or Widowed?
“There are seasons when to be still demands immeasurably higher strength than to act.” Margaret Bottome When I chose to set up a home base in Belfast there was more to it than the music scene or getting mail from home. Although either of those was reason enough. … [Read more...] about The Belfast Test – A Grief Recovery Project Post
“If winter comes, can spring be far behind?” Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ode to the West Wind A Wandering Widow Post Sometimes you have to connect with your inner warrior queen to remind yourself that you are a lot stronger than you think. And you can have a lot of fun in the … [Read more...] about Adventure Part 15 – Winterfell Tours and Game of Thrones
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. -Aldous Huxley A Wandering Widow Post Ireland is a country full of magic: faeries, standing circle stones, and the kind of music that can soothe the soul, lift the spirit and stir the … [Read more...] about Adventure part 14-The Belfast Music Scene
A Wandering Widow Post If you thought Thanksgiving was hard on the grieving, you ain't seen nothin' yet. The MacDaddy of the holidays is here, and you can't escape. It's everywhere. Piped in Christmas music, ugly Christmas sweaters (and they are ALL ugly), parties, vacation … [Read more...] about Adventure Part 13-The Belfast Christmas Market