If, like me, you are a fan of redemption movies—and of Bill Murray—then today you tuned into AMC and watched Groundhog Day…again…and again…and again…. My favorite part of this time-warp movie comes near the end, when Phil (also the groundhog’s name) Connors finally gets it. He starts living in the ever-present moment, the only way … More But what happens on February 3rd?
Updated from the original post on The Patient Path – December 16, 2016 Acknowledging the Sad Passing of Someone Who Had Time Enough to Live Her Dream: Cindy Stowell, “Jeopardy!” Champion JEOPARDY PRODUCTIONS, INC., VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS ‘Jeopardy!’ Champion Dies Before She Could See Her Triumph on TV See Original Story 12/16/16 By DANIEL VICTOR Last Friday, it … More Living Her Life in “Jeopardy” Before Colon Cancer Claimed Her
Reposted from The Patient Path FEBRUARY 3, 2015 If, like me, you are a fan of redemption movies—and of Bill Murray—then yesterday you tuned into AMC and watched Groundhog Day . . . again . . . and again . . . and again. My favorite part of the movie is near the end, when Phil … More What happens on February 3rd?
“I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free. Mankind will surely not deny to [me] what it concedes to the butterflies!” Charles Dickens, Bleak House. If you’re not familiar with Bleak House, which is one of the most complex—and one of the most rewarding—of Dickens’ novels, perhaps you’ve heard this quotation in Butterflies Are Free, a 1972 film (based … More Illness Is Not Identity: Butterflies Are Free
Final lessons from a pretty, but fragile, aqua bulb lamp Reposted from The Patient Path March 19, 2014 The Patient Path . . . Yields Illumination Last weekend, I got the call from Pier 1 that my “new new” lamp was finally in. I had broken the “old new” lamp 10 days before while making the … More Update: You Can’t Unbreak Glass…but the Fragments Can Be Contained
The Golden Book…A True Treasure The Silver Pen Pin…A Lovely Gift As you recover from a serious illness, all things therapeutic become achingly important. One of the most vital is reconnecting with who you feel yourself to be, beyond the reaches of cells gone bad. Reposted from The Patient Path March 14, 2014 The question of identity … More Reading & Writing as Therapy
Lessons from a pretty, but fragile, aqua bulb lamp Reposted from The Patient Path March 6, 2014 Shattered Glass & Fragmented Spirits Part of my personal treatment plan is to sort through all of my possessions—mounds of them, many of them paper records and memorabilia—and consolidate and clear out as much as possible. This is excruciatingly difficult. … More You Can’t Unbreak Glass…but the Fragments Can Be Contained
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