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April 22, 2020

When my mom died eight months ago, one of my cousins texted me with a compliment about her. "She was such a force. She will be so missed," she wrote. My cousin is so right. My mom was a soft-spoken woman with an Italian-flared fighting spirit and a voice of her own....

April 6, 2020

While the world moves on

In its peculiar ways still

Stillness moves on too

Until,

Marie

April 4, 2020

As the day ends now

I have found true fulfillment

In what -

Four nights ago, I sat down to write. The above words are what I wrote down. After a while, when nothing else came to me, I reflected on what I had done during the day. When I changed my perspective of what I tho...

March 31, 2020

You know what? Some days your bread doesn't rise. And you try and bake it anyway with the hope that the baking cycle will do miracles to help dough puff up and shape into a beautiful loaf with a brown dome crust. But it doesn't. After the attempt to bake the bread, it...

March 30, 2020

The Silence of Light

It is a language I hear

That softens the noise

Dear Friend,

When the world around me is full of noise, guide me to create a special place to light a burning flame where I can rest my worries and anxious heart, a place where the Silence of the Light wil...

March 28, 2020

Today, I raise up in prayer -  

individuals who are caring for an elderly parent

individuals who are caring for someone with dementia

individuals who are caring for someone with Alzheimer's

individuals who are caring for someone with an illness

Today, I raise up in prayer -...

March 28, 2020

For nearly three years, the life of my weekend bag was like an extra limb of my being. I would pack it up, overfill it sometimes, for a trip to my mom's that ranged from 1-3 nights, depending on what was happening with Alz. In the early stage, I got by with visiting on...

March 27, 2020

About seven years ago, when I was cleaning out a closet, I came across a few things from grade school my mom had kept for me. I was in a purging mood, but I didn't throw away this away what I found. One of the things, a red paper folder, I have kept on my desk. In the...

March 25, 2020

These days, I often think of my mom's words she used all the time in the last five years of her life, I'm just doing the best I can. There have been a few days this week when following through with my Lenten intention of 40 Days With My Mother writings has been hard an...

March 24, 2020

Stillness tempts the heart

To beat faster and faster

The present moment

Dear Friend,

When an unexpected rhythm of life occurs due to something out of my control, feed me a seed of faith to persevere and push through it with grace.

Until,

Marie

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