I learn about hospice, for now, through photographs

hearts, bleeding, flowers, volunteers, Elizabeth Andrew, Marion Owen, photo, hospice

For the past couple weeks I’ve been holed up in my office. Lights dimmed, I stand at my desk, quietly working on my iMac to produce a Powerpoint presentation for our local “Heart for Hospice” fundraiser. As I pair inspirational quotes to my images, concepts swirl around me like gentle zephyrs: Life, death with dignity, neighbors, friends, volunteers. Rather than continue with bulky words though, I’ll let this selection of mini-posters speak for me, for hospice. Please, if you have a hospice organization in your area, support their efforts any way you can, because we’re all connected. Feel free to download the photos, print them, mail them as note cards, share this blog post, whatever. Because love–yes, love–makes the world go round.Louisa May Alcott, storms, hospice, poster, Marion Owen, photo
Mark Twain, kindness, quote, hospice, photo, Marion Owen
Ram Dass, quote, snowflake, Marion Owen, photo
Depth of life, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Marion Owen, photo, iris, flower
Rick Warren, quote, puffin, Marion Owen, photo, hospice
Success, Danny Thomas, quote, poster, Marion Owen, photo, hospice
Chocolate, Charles Schulz, Marion Owen, photo, hospice
Bette Midler, wings, Marion Owen, photo, hospice
Thema Davis, storm, Marion Owen, photo, sunlight, clouds
God gave us burdens, Marion Owen, photo, hospice
berries, fingers, Marion Owen, photo, hospice
You’re the best.
Thanks for reading this post… bless you.

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  • ecbrownak
    January 18, 2016 at 7:23 AM

    Hi Marion! Thank you for the inspiring piece on hospice. I just noticed the last entry, the one with the Yiddish proverb – it says “proverbs,” but I think it should be singular – “proverb.”
    Have a great week! Eva ??
    -sent from Eva’s iPhone

    • marionowen
      January 18, 2016 at 8:26 AM

      Hi Eva… yes, I wondered about the Yiddish quote. Alas, it will have to stay as it is until I return from vacation. At least the thought is there. Hugs, Marion

  • ecbrownak
    January 18, 2016 at 6:59 AM

    Precious words, precious photos ??

  • Linda Freed
    January 17, 2016 at 8:28 PM

    Hi Marion, This e-mail is really timely for me. Since last Tuesday I have been keeping my Dad company at a hospice facility in Michigan. It has been a roller coaster ride of emotions. Thanks for the beautiful photos and kind words. xoxoxo
    Linda Freed, Kodiak, Alaska 99615 Sent from my iPad

    • marionowen
      January 17, 2016 at 9:24 PM

      Linda, my prayers hang on every letter that I type here. If there is anything I can do, please let me know. Keep your faith alive in the knowing that your Dad is not the body, he is a spark of God within. A spark which, like the Father, is eternal and thus, never dies. Tonight I was reading: “All souls are ever-longing manifestations of the one Life, God. The physical body and its comforts and pleasures do not last, but the should and its joy last forever.”
      Marty and I will return to Kodiak March 29. I’d love to get together to share Dad stories. xoxo, Marion

    • Ann Barker
      January 18, 2016 at 9:11 AM

      Beautiful, ………a lovely, meaningful, slide presentation. Thank you!?


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