During the course of my surgeries and recuperation I began to write poetry and look to others for inspiration and wisdom. I found this wonderful piece by Marianne Williamson, framed it, and put it on my wall so that I could read it frequently and gain strength from her wisdom. Here is an excerpt:

Peace

River Rocks, Rochester, Michigan

“We cannot find peace
by seeking it in a past we cannot change
or by seeking it in a future we cannot control.
Peace can be found only in the present,
in which we deeply accept all of life –
what was, is, and will be.”