Monthly Archive: March 2013

Mar
26

Where’s the solace?

“Sometimes grief itself (what Jayant Kamicheril describes as ‘that kaleidoscope of broken feelings’) must be our source of solace. . . .” I wrote these words in the introduction to Solace in So Many Words mainly in reference to grief experienced after loss of a child or loved one. But recently I have been struggling …

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Mar
26

Gloomy solace

Gloomy solace © Ellen Wade Beals, 2013

Mar
16

Family cottage

Family cottage © Ellen Wade Beals, 2013

This is a photo of a photo taken in 1980 when I went to Ireland for my first time.  I was able to meet my mother’s relatives and see the cottage where my grandfather lived.  This “ould sod” for me is in Gneeveguilla, Country Kerry.

Mar
16

Serenity Prayer

  God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.   The Serenity Prayer is the common name for the first part of an originally untitled prayer by the American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971)

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