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Welcoming Life

Welcoming Life

When I moved "Beyond Wellfleet", my dear (and talented) friend Patty Adduci gave me this needlepoint. I hung it on the wall of my new home almost before the paint dried.
It followed me to my second home and reminds me every morning to think of flowers 
and the fading cold of winter--caused by sorrow.

The subtitle of Above & Beyond Wellfleet is "Welcoming Life After Loss". In this blog, I hope to expand the welcoming part of moving on from loss. I also hope to spur a conversation which highlights just how hard--but possible it is to see the "flowers appear on the earth".

My "flowers" have been the family and friends who have walked with me. It may sound corny, but with this blog, I'd like that garden to grow. 





15 Comments to Welcoming Life:

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Katie on Thursday, August 9, 2012 2:08 PM
Wonderful post! Can't wait to see how the blog unfolds!
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cbw on Thursday, August 9, 2012 5:03 PM
When I say family "walking with me"--you held my hand. xoxo

Carol C on Thursday, August 9, 2012 2:56 PM
What a "Welcoming" post to your new blog!! Looking forward to following it as your garden grows!!
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Con on Thursday, August 9, 2012 6:41 PM
Carol-from that serendipitous moment we reunited on that dark December day--you've been there. Thank you.

Katherine D on Thursday, August 9, 2012 3:10 PM
Not Corny at all, each one of us experience sorrow and grief in many different forms, the vision of having the snow and icicles disappear and greenery, petals and floral scents filling that void are inspiring and beautiful!! Good Luck on your blog!! We need more happy places such as this to get one another through those cold winters!
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connie on Thursday, August 9, 2012 6:39 PM
Thank you so much for your comment--IT was beautiful!

Marilynn on Thursday, August 9, 2012 8:05 PM
Con, I can't wait to get your book! You have such a gift of dealing with life and expressing your thoughts so beautifully! I love looking at the world through your eyes.
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con on Thursday, August 9, 2012 9:34 PM
Mar-thank you--I love to look at the world through your paintings. xoxo

Sam on Thursday, August 9, 2012 9:29 PM
What a brilliant idea to start a blog to help you chart your course to welcome the light after the dark. I love the clouds. I think of Joni Mitchell when I see them. I hear music when others may see art. I will follow your blog, but may not say much. I enjoy the inspirational ideas. I do not believe what you wrote is corny. It is from the heart and that is Connie.
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con on Thursday, August 9, 2012 9:36 PM
Sam--Thank you so much--you have been there from the start-means so much to me.

Patty on Friday, August 10, 2012 9:19 AM
You are a dear! What a nice surprise! And I'm sure the garden will grow! xo
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con on Friday, August 10, 2012 10:29 AM
You are the DEAR!! xoxo

Joni Vetne on Friday, August 10, 2012 11:55 AM
Well! Everyone beat me to making the "no, this isn't corny" comment! I love the needlepoint's sentiment. The seasons, emotions, life itself is just one big cycle. If only we could all master the patience to know that flowers, indeed, are a'comin'.
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connie on Friday, August 10, 2012 6:42 PM
Thank you, Joni--oh great master (mistress) of the English language!

Austin Brice on Sunday, January 20, 2013 4:36 AM
Much pleasant to read! The subtitle is very inspiring and perfect for those who have lost their hops of life. I think they can hold the line to go to forward. Thanks Connie for a nice detail.
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