Life Review Before We Are Dying

Life Review Before We Are Dying

Recently, I was with some men friends as we spent time with one who was having health difficulties and was just finishing a chemotherapy series. We are all older – the early 60s to late 70s. As we chatted and reminisced about our youth, our adventures and...

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A Dark Time

A Dark Time

I wrote this poem for a recent online remembrance service for Mission Hospice, where I have been a volunteer for 12 years. We were remembering the many people under the care of Mission Hospice who died during the pandemic, many of whom were isolated and could not have...

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A Step Into the Unknown

A Step Into the Unknown

The path to Death’s door is busy, joyous and tragic by turns The threshold is ripe with expectation, sometimes crowded with companions Stepping through the door, running or heels dragging, open-eyed Beyond the threshold opens to unknown wonders, great mystery None can...

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Feathers

Feathers

Crystals are often associated with spiritual matters, including death, dying and the afterlife. So, too, feathers symbolize being close to the spirit realm. Feathers represent ascension, spirit, flight and even heaven. It is sometimes said that when a feather is found...

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Feathers and Found Things

Feathers and Found Things

Coming to the Website Will Holsinger is an author, attorney and artist, not necessarily in that order. This website is devoted to his personal reflections and writings, focusing on his book A Life Well Lived, A Death Well Met and on his Feathers and Found Things,...

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Sitting Vigil

Sitting Vigil

Waiting my turn to sit silent with Bill He is waiting, too but not for you or me Bill is waiting for the path to be clear the light to be bright the curtain to be opened wide to be called home I am merely a companion for the briefest of moments, perhaps witness to an...

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Feathers and Things

Feathers and Things

Nature’s beauty and bounty comes in many forms. Artist and author Will Holsinger combines feathers, driftwood, crystals, and found materials to create an esthetic to fill the nooks and crannies of our personal spaces with reminders of these miracles. Much of his work...

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Styles of Meditation

Styles of Meditation

Meditation is practiced in cultures all over the world. Although the practice has ties to many different religious teachings, meditation is less about faith and more about freeing oneself from inner conflict, becoming aware and achieving peace. Meditation continues to...

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Hospice and Creativity

Hospice and Creativity

Creativity is the ability to produce or use new and unusual ideas in original and productive ways. Every volunteer and professional involved with hospice and hospice care participates in the support of the hospice patient, their family and friends, relying on their...

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Where Do You Turn

Where Do You Turn

Where do you turn, what road do you follow When there is no map to guide you? Turn to the sun each morning, rest at mid-day And follow it to twilight; there is no surer way.

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