Spiritual Lessons in Caring for the Elderly

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Last February, a fall and subsequent onset of dementia in Larry’s mother gave us—in addition to sadness and stress—some spiritual lessons to ponder. I noticed that many of Larry’s mom’s core qualities were still present despite the loss of much cognitive awareness. What she valued in her life was still present. … Read More

On Becoming an Elder

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This year has been a time for me to reflect on what it means to be an elder. I like the term better than crone which gives me images of the Wicked Witch of the West, wart-nosed and all. I know crone means crown and wise woman, but my childhood … Read More

Your Royal Nature

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For the several years, I have been intrigued and delighted with the poems of the 14th-century Sufi poet, Hafiz (pronounced Ha-feez). I enjoy him even more than Rumi because he has such a forgiving, funny, and comforting idea of the divine. There is one poem, “Venus Just Asked Me” from … Read More

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