Spring is in full swing, in the yard, and in the sunroom with this blooming orchid.
Food for thought
Katherine Min was a writing professor at UNCA who last month passed away from cancer. While we had never met her, her words speak to us, and perhaps can give insight and perspective on our work here.
“There are a lot more of the dead than of the living, and contemplating the crossing from one side of the stream to the other, as something statistically imminent rather than a distant abstraction, gives one pause.”
from Writing When Your Life Depends on It
“So, while actual death is, in fact, material—my body will have to be dealt with; my things sorted through, dispatched—the anticipation of death is obscure. We cannot imagine an end to our own perceiving, our own self—mind and body—funneling down to nothing.”
from On Things
While we will never truly know what it’s like until we ourselves reach that point, our hope is that we can hold space and show up for each other when that time comes, in whatever ways we need for one another.