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Comment by Barzan on September 23, 2017 at 1:00pm
Hi Chef,
I've given your comment some thought and remember loving winter when I was younger and still skied. Now I love the warm sun on my skin while I sit on the patio reading. Must have turned a new chapter. No, I don't find it odd that you love winter. I find it magical when everything is dressed in white and the silence.
Comment by chef (John) on September 23, 2017 at 12:26pm


If you see Fall as the death of Summer then you would find it even odder that Winter is my favorite season. :-) Rather than seeing death, I see the potential of new life in spring with a background of quiet and solitude. I suppose it's all a matter of perspective.

I have come to realize that, not only do men and women mourn differently, but that extraverts and introverts mourn differently too.


Hope the wedding went well. I agree that the human spirit is strong...and sometimes it needs a lotta coaxing, attention and TLC, too.

Comment by Princess Warrior Widow on September 22, 2017 at 8:06am
Thanks Barazan. I will.
Comment by Barzan on September 22, 2017 at 7:39am


That is wonderful.  Enjoy and celebrate.  Congratulations.

Comment by Princess Warrior Widow on September 22, 2017 at 7:36am
My son is getting married tomorrow. I am ne bonus and excited. He is 24. I still can't believe it.
Comment by Princess Warrior Widow on September 22, 2017 at 7:33am
Barzan, the end of the summer fruits at the farmers markets makes me sad. The human spirit is strong. Have a great weekend.
Comment by Barzan on September 22, 2017 at 6:33am

Thanks Chef John and Princess. 

It's good to be home again. 

Today is the 1st day of fall and not my favorite season.  I do love the colors but sad to see leaves fall making the trees look so barren.  It's kind of like the death of summer.  I know, kind of morbid, huh?

I'm in such a sad mood with all the horrible events in the Caribbean and Mexico.  The human spirit is very strong and I know, in time, they will recover.  We are constantly tested, aren't we?

It's a beautiful day here in Colorado and will focus on spending it outdoors.  Have a blessed weekend everyone.

Comment by Princess Warrior Widow on September 22, 2017 at 12:23am
Barzan, glad that you had a good trip.
Comment by chef (John) on September 5, 2017 at 9:46am

Glad to hear you had a good time with the sights and the conversations, Barzan. :-)

Comment by Barzan on September 4, 2017 at 7:02am

I just returned from my trip to Mackinac Island.  I had such a great time.  There were quite a few women on this bus tour (wasn't a fan of buses) who were also widowed.  I had the opportunity to chat with them about their spouses, how long ago it happened and how they are dealing with the loss.  We had the support of each other and I think it made such a difference.  And - if you have the opportunity to visit Mackinac Island, I highly recommend it.  What a beautiful place!


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