A Time To Reflect

June 26, 2009 by  
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What a week!  I feel this vibe that the world is in shock.  Neda, a young woman who lost her life while taking a stance for freedom.  Farrah Fawcett who lost her life to cancer and Michael Jackson whose heart stopped beating when he was getting ready to resume his professional life.

They were also many other losses this week that we don’t know about.  In fact these losses were huge for the people whose lives were affected but we just don’t know about.

Every day all around us our neighbors and distant peoples go through unimaginable things; good and bad.

I remember when my husband was first diagnosed with cancer, walking around the streets of West Hollywood with the sun shinning and the beautiful people walking by me on their phones and in their immaculate outfits without a clue of the desperation building inside of me.

I remember thinking how odd it all was.  I was afraid of losing what was the most precious to me and nobody walking by me knew that.

I’m not blaming or suggesting that we all need to know everything that happens to everyone but I’m suggesting that maybe we don’t know where people are coming from.  What is happening in their lives and so before we react maybe we should be open to find out.  We should all take a pause.

I feel the world is in shock.  Environmental and financial changes, war, death.  I hope all of this will amount to an awakening to our fundamental needs; love, peace and stability and that we come out a little healthier a little happier.

  • Winsor Pilates


4 Responses to “A Time To Reflect”
  1. njcorbett says:

    ahhh Deborah – beautiful insights from a beautiful lady – thank you for keeping me thinking: it’s easy to get lost in this crazy sinking world!

  2. oneleggedjo says:


    I have written a few comments for the site, but was just a chicken shit and didn’t post them. Sorry, the honesty in your writing has both touched and scared me a little. So many things you have expressed here have hit so close to home. Like you, I have looked at this strange world that is caught up in the “business of living” and marveled at how none of us really know (or want to expend the energy to know) what is going on with each other. A little birdie named Markus has called it “city sickness” which says a lot in two words.

    So now I shall just press “submit comment” rather than save it in my “send later” file because I would hate to just keep saving my love and thoughts for you for “later”!

    You’ve created a beautiful site. I open it daily and have received much inspiration. Thank you so much. You should be very proud.