A man’s pride can be good or it could prevent him from being the person he wants to be. It makes us do crazy things. Give up your pride, show your vulnerability and you just might find that you like the man inside.
Big windows opened up on a colorful garden. The walls and the chairs were all in warm earth tones, giving an air of calmness.
This might have been a meditation room in someone’s house if it was not for the fact that my 93-year old mother lie dying in front of me. She was in the natural process of passing. She was in no pain, but her heart had grown tired and was giving out. The nurses told me that she was experiencing periods of anxiety and calmness that comes with the process of leaving her body.
Her calmness was helped by the morphine that was given to make the transition as easy as possible. Her face is calm and her eyes are closed. The gentle rise and fall of her chest lets me know that she is still with me.
I sit by the bed watching her as she sleeps. She opens her eyes, looks at me and asks “Who is feeding you?” I am 53 years old and divorced, but yet she still worried that I am not eating enough. I laugh and tell her “I am feeding myself”. “Well, you should cook more because you look very skinny” she replies as she closes her eyes.Continue Reading