Kay Vander Vort

The Great Forgetting

The Great Forgetting

We are coming to some acceptance.  He talks openly about not remembering things.  I bring the photo album to look at past events, and in many cases, it’s all new to him.  He feels the sadness that he’s not contributing anything. In his earlier years he was a minister and a strong social justice advocate.  I am sad as I am losing the vibrant conversations and companionship of a dear man whom I love.

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Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage

I was yearning to see in person each of my 16 grandchildren – 9 of whom live in the Twin Cities, but the other 7 live out of town.

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Pandemic Fatigue: A Practice that Helps

We are in the eighth month of living with a declared Pandemic in the United States!   By now we are well versed in the protocol; wear a mask, wash your hands, social distance and avoid indoor gatherings.  Even as we wear masks and stay safely at home,...

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Be Not Afraid

Be Not Afraid

On March 13, 2020, a national emergency was declared concerning the Covid 19 outbreak. For the next week I devoured  a constant stream of news –  all related to the virus. On March 30, I woke up at 5:30 AM in order to go grocery shopping at 6:00 AM  the...

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Practice Gratitude for the Good in your Life

Practice Gratitude for the Good in your Life

“Gratitude is the memory of the heart”     -French proverb You may be puzzled at the picture that introduces this article; a pile of disorganized and random pictures and boxes on top of my dining room table. This was my early response to “what am I going to do...

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