Day 2483: What we’re holding

Yesterday, one of my friends who works where I park my car on weekdays took my ukulele and posed while holding it, like so:


That’s the topic of my next blog post, I thought — What we’re holding.  So I held my iPhone while I took photos of what others were holding, throughout the day.


















All day, I was holding  sadness and concern for a beloved group therapist and teacher with a serious illness.  What I didn’t know, while I was holding that card, was that she had already passed away.

What we’re holding — even if we don’t show it — includes loss, love, pain, and so much more.

Whatever you’re holding now,  dear reader, feel free to share it in a comment below.

As always, I’m holding so much gratitude for you.


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21 thoughts on “Day 2483: What we’re holding

  1. This is such an interesting idea! I’m nearly always holding a cup of tea and the hope of getting published someday.

  2. I’m holding onto the knowledge that you are a caring, sharing individual who treats everyone with respect and dignity.

  3. Thank you for letting your feelings out here, Ann. Sorry for the loss of your cherished colleague and friend.

  4. I’m sorry that you’ve lost someone, but also glad that you have so many memories you can hold onto.

  5. I am holding on for another sunrise. I do this each day

  6. I’m sorry about the loss of your friend. I know you are holding loving memories of her in your heart. I am holding a Kleenex in one hand and my computer on my lap while I catch up on some posts I missed seeing in the last few days while a cold has been holding on to me!

  7. I’m sorry for the loss of your friend. Hold on to those good memories. I’m holding on to my map and gps as my friend and I and little dog near the end of a 5 day road trip. I’m holding on to the idea of not moving for awhile after we arrive at our destination.

  8. puella33

    I’m sorry to hear about your loss, Ann. Sometimes all that we hold isn’t tangible- at times it can be heavier than holding it in our hands and arms

  9. I’m holding identification with and commiserations for your loss of a friend

  10. I’ve been holding some deep sadness this week for someone dear to me, too, Ann. I’m so very sorry for your loss, once again. I’m really aware of how many “goodbyes” you’ve said in a short period of time. I hope you find some time to yourself for rest and quiet, and that you can hold onto that! xx

  11. Pingback: Day 2588: We | The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

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