I’m Being Followed

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FullSizeRender-102 SHADOWS      photocred:cperciaccanto

My husband attended a particularly dreary doctor’s appointment with me in November, and afterwards he took me to the Asheville Arboretum for a mental reprieve. These pictures were taken from that fall afternoon.

Looking at the last rays of sunlight filtering through the trees, I didn’t focus on how beautiful nature’s shadow was. I thought of grief. And how it never quite leaves you. These pictures inspired this blog…

FullSizeRender-100 SHADOWS     photocred:cpercicaccanto

They say time heals all wounds. But what they see and what we feel is quite different.

The day we lose a loved one– a SHADOW is cast.

FullSizeRender-103 SHADOWS    photocred:cperciaccanto

It starts as a deep wound, bleeding from the initial stabbing of grief, then mutates into a purulent oozing sore. The infection seeps into every cell and crevice, ensuring the pain and depression is systemic. Our body becomes a host to the…

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