Schizophrenic Kaffeeklatsch

Schizophrenic Kaffeeklatsch

The Prompt: Present-day you meets 10-years-ago you for coffee. Share with your younger self the most challenging thing, the most rewarding thing, and the most fun thing they have to look forward to.

You are going to write a book based on your husband’s death, grief recovery and building a new life, so don’t throw away those journals, logs and papers you are thinking of ridding yourself of. And, continue to keep those journals! It will be the biggest challenge of your life, but after eight years, then three additional years of compiling and writing and collaboration with a clinical psychologist, they will end up as a book.

In a few years, though many of your present friends will move away or pass away, new friends will come into your life with whom you’ll share closeness, epic Mexican Train games, and the most laughter you’ve ever experienced in your life. Eventually, they, too, will all move away and after a year of much reflection and some depression, you’ll again find a group of friends with whom you feel comfortable and who again prompt the laughter you miss so much. During your life, this ebb and flow will probably continue, reminding you that life will always be something you have to work for. But it will be worth it. The fun will continue to stream into your life if you continue to provide the energy to help make it happen.

You will eventually reach that stage you have always yearned for. You will make writing a priority and write every day, doing it your own way, as always. It is probable that you will always be your own agent, publisher and distribution manager and most of your energies will, as in the past, go into the writing and production of many books, but you will have produced something that will go on after you in the way that your own personality demands. In the end, all of our little efforts will lead to the same end. Hopefully, life will continue to be interesting and you will not fear letting go of what you have to reach for the next adventure in life.

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My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

6 thoughts on “Schizophrenic Kaffeeklatsch

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  2. Allenda Moriarty

    The memories of your first two stages bring a combination of warmth, laughter and poignance. What good fortune for us to have lived next to such a talented, gracious,and delightful friend.
    Always full of inspiration,fabulous recipes and better yet, the desire to share them. Your chicken enchiladas live forever in my memory. ” A gal who can’t say no ” to a good time no matter the hour of the day or night. Now here’s a thought…that “Frank Lloyd Wright” style house next to ours is still empty, though not officially for sale, the owner is in a nursing home. It would make a perfect writer’s retreat, lots of solitude, except when interrupted by The Reds, or The Browns, and there would be laughter and Mexican train next door, plus some recently converted health nuts who would on occasion be interested in walking on the wild side with some dietary indulgences, not to mention actual walks. Southern hospitality beckons. You would become one of the South’s most loved and revered writers, at least by your neighbors. The next chapter???

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