Where do you hurt

Where do you hurt?

It’s been a tumultuous week.

My dad passed away in December.

My mom widowed.

Alone in her home in Honolulu, my mom fell in the kitchen around dinner time and laid on the floor for 16 hours. Neighbors didn’t hear her screams. My sister found her writhed in pain the next morning.

At my daughters school, a Harvard-Westlake sophomore passed away from suicide, then days later a Harvard-Westlake employee also died in tragic car accident. A car going the wrong way collided with this young man in his mid 30s.

Among beautiful celebrations of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, arrives real life.

How do you meet these moments?

Like a friend?

Or a foe?

When things that are so out of control Albert Camus whispers in my ear.

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”

In the depth of winter, can you find where it hurts and breathe?

Can you find solace in the snow of suffocating suffering?

Wishing you all my very best even in the depths of sorrow and strangeness of life.

Big hugs to you and yours,

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