Tag Archives: death

On Grief

By Dave Hood The loneliness without you is beyond belief I can’t come to terms with this feeling called grief ~Paul Brown Loss evokes grief. And grief expresses itself as mental pain and suffering, sorrow, depression, mental anguish. The most powerful … Continue reading

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Personal Essay: On Self

By Dave Hood What is “self?” For most people, self means personal identity. Self answers the question: Who am I? Self is also part of the psyche or mind. It is a collection of experiences and memories, thoughts and emotions, … Continue reading

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What Can Death Teach Us about Life and Living?

“Death is the tyrant of the imagination.”—Bryan Proctor “For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.”—Khalil Gibran “Without health– life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffering” – … Continue reading

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Poem: The Agnostic

By Dave Hood In a room painted white as the light of eternity, a sturdy bedside table stands with a comforting radio, glass vase filled with water, three yellow tulips delivered as a gift of hope by a loving daughter. … Continue reading

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Short, Short Fiction: Spring Flowers

By Dave Hood Every day, the elderly woman would read the obituaries in the Toronto Star newspaper to see if any old friends or acquaintances had died. After reading, she would think to herself: It’s a good day, as my … Continue reading

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Collage Essay: The Angst of Existentialism

20/07/2013 Dave Hood “I took a test in Existentialism. I left all the answers blank and got 100.”―Woody Allen *** Existentialism is a philosophy concerned with finding self and the meaning and purpose of life through free will, choice, and … Continue reading

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Existential Nihilism: Does Life Have Meaning?

“Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable.” ― Albert Camus,The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays “I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad … Continue reading

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