I heart you

Saturday is Laura’s birthday.  This month she has been deluging me with hearts.  I find them everywhere, usually several a day; a heart shaped piece of breakfast eggshell, a wet patch by the bath, 3 heart shaped pieces of gum on the pavement, a tiny heart shaped red leaf, a line of a dozen hearts…

Little Presents

I was standing in line for the bathroom at Starbucks last Saturday, when the young woman behind me bent over and picked up a dime.  Without thinking I said: ‘It’s your lucky day!  Do you find many coins?’ She beamed back a lovely smile and said: ‘Ever since my mom passed, I find these dimes everywhere.’  Her…

The Vatican’s Spiritual Approval

I just learned that the Vatican approves of our talking to deceased loved ones. The Reverend Gino Concetti, chief theological commentator for the Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore, told the British newspaper The Observer: “Communication is possible between those who live on this earth and those who live in a state of eternal repose, in heaven or…