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Katpilot's Blog (4)


flowers.JPG      Five years ago as I began this journey I started keeping fresh flowers in my home.  I had lost the most important element that made a house a home. I had lost my bride. Now I had given her flowers on those usual occasions and we would have fresh flowers on the table when hosting a dinner but something happened when…


Added by katpilot on March 12, 2016 at 5:43am — 1 Comment


Music has always been a large part of my life. Maybe it started in high school when my brother and I started a band.. ..kind of like Marty Mcfly and the Pinheads only more like that upstart group "The Beatles". However it began, it never ended. Oh the band broke up alright but the music stayed inside. It was more than just the melody. It was the lyrics. I saw the words. I felt the words. They spoke to me about every emotion I could  ever have experienced. When my first wife divorced me she…


Added by katpilot on November 4, 2015 at 8:49am — 3 Comments


Two weeks ago would have been the time of year Kathy and I would be driving back down from Alberta to Arizona. We were snow birds in reverse. Here in the Valley of the Sun where we lived and I grew up, winters saw almost no change in color among the tree leaves. But driving down the hill............That was where the colors were abundant. Those years were full of color.  Kathy new the change of seasons growing up in a farming community near Calgary. I only knew bloody hot and not so hot.…


Added by katpilot on October 28, 2015 at 10:40am — 6 Comments

When We Realize Who We Have Become

Last night I came to a realization , an epiphany if you will about who I have become. I am more than four and a half years now on this grief's journey which is enough time to make such a discovery. I now understand who I am and how I shall be for the rest of my days. I read a post about triggers inside our homes and one persons need to remove them…


Added by katpilot on October 16, 2015 at 5:19pm — 12 Comments

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