Transformation

Six Roses from Stop and Shop Say I Love You

David brought the six roses home from Stop and Shop ten days before we flew to Paris. Meal after meal, we watched the buds turn shades of pink from pale to petulant, their evolution gracing the table where we ate breakfast each morning, lunch at noon, and dinner at night. Perhaps because they had space to breathe in their vase on that table, they opened slowly, each flower with room to spread while we provided water and the surrounding windows [...]

2018-01-31T21:04:40+00:00June 8th, 2016|Categories: Aging with Grace, Beauty, Transformation|Tags: , , |

Measurement Affects What We Believe

The last four years have seen two major breakthroughs from astronomy that will forever alter our world view. In March of 2013 the CERN officially announced the results of two sets of experiments at its Large Hadron Collider that had been unofficially publicized several months earlier (http://home.cern/topics/higgs-boson). A new particle named the Higgs Boson, perhaps occurring in different variations, was identified as responsible for mass and its transformation. The Higgs Field in which it occurred was not an electromagnetic one. [...]

Silent Art Speaks So Loudly

During the winter of 2016, le Centquatre in Paris, a space dedicated to experimentation in the arts, sponsored a program devoted to “The Materiality of the Invisible”. A dozen visual artists explored ways in which what is invisible to the human senses can be seen through relationships between humans and their environment, memory, and the intersection between art and archeology. I found “Les Imperciptibles”, three installations by Johann Le Guillerm, particularly mesmerizing. The artist used only natural materials like wood [...]

A Service Dog Supports his Companion

Sasha the service dog snuggled into the arms of his temporary guardian, Richard. The ten year old bichon had come to the hospital with his companion, Jefferson, who was there for tests that could determine whether he was a candidate for a surgical procedure that could measurably improve his quality of life. My heart melted as I petted Sasha, scratched his ears, and looked into his big black eyes. Luke had died four years ago this month after seventeen and [...]

2018-01-31T21:05:06+00:00April 30th, 2016|Categories: Caregiving, Character, Human-Animal Bonds|Tags: , , |