Yesterday, I chose the title of today’s post, for lots of reasons. And, yes, I shall elaborate.
I saw some elaborate Halloween displays in Arlington, Massachusetts, USA:
I’m not going elaborate, this morning, about thoughts I have when I see these displays this time of the year, including:
- our relationship to death,
- dealing with fear, and
- the seasonal effects on people’s moods.
I wasn’t sure what I was going to write about today. I knew it wouldn’t be too elaborate, because I’m going to an all-day, Sunday “retreat” with other board members of a group psychotherapy professional organization.
I thought I might include a picture of Gianni
who is studying psychology in school and who helped me pick out gifts and costume materials for a 1980’s Dance Birthday Party Michael and I attended last night.
I thought I might write about
- losing and/or gaining time
- and other things I associate with the word “elaborate.”
When I logged onto the computer this morning (after a night when we all gained an hour, in these parts), I found a Facebook message from the son-in-law of an old friend, Alexa (whom I met in Children’s Hospital when we were both kids, and who appeared briefly in blog posts here and here). I don’t think Alexa’s son-in law, Mark, will mind my including his message here (based on what I’m seeing on Facebook):
I’ve only just seen your post on Alexa Robinsons timeline.
Unfortunately Alexa lost her battle with lung cancer on 24th October. As I’m sure you’ll understand It has hit the family hard.
I hope you raise a glass and think of the good times.
(Alexa’s son in law)
Nothing elaborate. Just a few more photos (ending with one from yesterday):
Peace to everyone and many thanks for your visit here today.