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Cycle of Life

Commemorating life changing events for members of Nexus.  Births, Graduations, Marriage, Divorce, Moving in and Moving out.  Diagnoses and Cures.  Deaths, and Remembrances.  If it affects you and you want to share or announce, feel welcome.

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Commemorating Events of our Lives

Please join if you wish to commemorate the events that shape your life.

 Whether it's a new baby, adoption, triumph over adversity, a medical diagnosis, a success, or a loss.  Celebrate, or grieve, the loss of a loved one, respected mentor, role model.  If it moves you, or you think it will move others, this is a good place to share the experience.

You can post either as a comment on the comment wall, or in a discussion.

Discussion Forum

A tribute to my father

Started by Brent Feeney. Last reply by Joan Denoo May 12. 1 Reply

So, I guess most of you here know that my dad died back in January of complications of Parkinson's disease. There have been times that have been rough since then, but I'd think it's all part of the…Continue

Green Burial

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jan 30, 2013. 1 Reply

When I go, this is what I want. White Eagle Memorial Park. naturalburialground.com From their website:  20 beautiful acres set within…Continue

Tags: heritage, death, life cycles, natural burial, green burial

How do you commemorate a major life event?

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by The Flying Atheist Dec 11, 2012. 5 Replies

My family planted trees for births and deaths.  Of course, there were official events too, like weddings, chili suppers at church, barbecues if weather permitted, dinners, wakes and funerals.I used…Continue

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Comment by Sentient Biped on December 23, 2012 at 11:06am

Joan,

I think this is the photo you are looking for.

There are several couples I've talked to in the past week, who feel like a big weight is taken off them.  It is a big step here in WA, and I assume in Maryland and Maine, as it was in NY.  One state at a time, I guess.  Thanks for the good words and sincere support.  It matters.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 20, 2012 at 2:27pm

Happy Husbands! Sentient, would you want to put this topic on AN? This is such a momentous event, I really want to celebrate this step toward  equity. 

Handsome Husbands!

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 20, 2012 at 2:18pm

Thanks you for the information on Ajita Kamal. I do hope his cause of death is identified ... was it a hate crime? Perhaps Amer can help. 

Comment by Steph S. on December 12, 2012 at 9:51pm
That's a wonderful picture of you two Sentient Biped!
Wonderful news! Thanks for sharing with us!
Comment by Joan Denoo on December 12, 2012 at 9:49pm

I love all you people, so warm and affectionate and caring and compassionate and willing to share feelings of gains and losses, not expecting solutions but to be connected in ways that express human warmth and to laugh. 

Comment by Steph S. on December 12, 2012 at 9:48pm
Congrats Sentient Biped!
Hope you guys are very happy!
Great group!
Comment by Sentient Biped on December 12, 2012 at 8:28pm

Tony,

beautiful poem, I'm giving it to Ning!  Thank you!

What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are
      joined for life - to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each
      other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with
      each other in silent, unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting.

Comment by Sentient Biped on December 12, 2012 at 8:26pm

Viking Don, I'm glad you had the experience, even if it turned out to be 2 ships passing in the night!  That connection even if not permanent, gives hope!  

Comment by Sentient Biped on December 12, 2012 at 8:25pm

Kalliope, it's great you had that experience!
Also thanks for acknowledging Kamal.  Activists like him are examples for us all!

Thanks to all for your kindness!  I hope this group grows to encompass many in Nexus, to share our experiences of joy and sorrow and transitions and passages.  It means a lot!  If you know others who might be interested, or who have passages to mark,  please invite them!

Comment by Tony Carroll on December 12, 2012 at 6:36pm

Daniel, I'm so happy for you and Ning. What glorious news to see waiting for me when I came online. This is from George Elliott:

What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are
      joined for life - to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each
      other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with
      each other in silent, unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting.

May you have a long and happy life and marriage together. Again, congratulations.

 

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