On Living and Dying Day 8 by Alfred Poole

When I woke up this morning, I found an email notice in my inbox saying this post had gone up on The Seeker’s Dungeon. As I read through it, I received what was probably the biggest surprise in my life, and an incredible Mother’s Day present.

For those of you who don’t know, Al is my ex husband and father of Sreejit and Chaitanya. Our life has gone through so many phases. Sometimes our paths merged or were side by side, sometimes they were close together and for many years there was a lot of distance between us, even though we still worked together in raising our children.

I think this post is a great reminder to me, and others, that you never know where life’s road will take you and that healing of relationships can and does happen.

I feel very blessed.

The Seeker's Dungeon

Ode to the daffodil – a giver of light.

By Alfred Poole

Every spring in my city of Seattle, Washington, hundreds of children, adults and seniors take to the downtown streets and neighborhood centers with one task in mind: to freely give everyone they meet a daffodil and smile.

Unlike the hundreds of religious pamphlets, political treatises, and many product samples that are given away, daffodils are almost never rejected or discarded.  Even strangers to the custom, or untrusting personalities, find it difficult to resist the flower’s allure. For this humble yet magnificent flower is always the bearer of light, God’s gift to all of us to freely enjoy and embrace. 

The daffodil’s qualities and life lessons are extraordinary.  The flower can take root almost anywhere, rising on its seemingly vulnerable slender green stem in dark places, and unfriendly city sidewalks, as well as gardens all over.  Everywhere they bloom…

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16 thoughts on “On Living and Dying Day 8 by Alfred Poole

  1. Happy Mother’s Day Karuna, you are indeed a beacon of love, light and inspiration on so many levels! And not just a few times….you are consistent in supporting projects that support those in need and Mother Earth….I think She would approve!

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  2. What a beautiful tribute to you, Karuna, and to love. Happy Mother’s Day! Daffodils were my mother’s favorite flower – she saw them as innocent and joyful – and she would have loved Al’s description of them.

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  3. What a lovely tribute of someone who has witnessed for half his life your true gift. I am so happy that you were given this post on Mother’s Day…how totally fitting, Karuna. You truly are a giving and loving person…I am so pleased I met you.

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  4. Karuna, this just brought a tear to my eye…you have been such a gift to so many people – including me. I feel blessed to have you in my life and value your beautiful heart and wisdom!

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