28 April 2010

Blogging will be interrupted


My wife has been undergoing treatment for cancer since last summer. Unfortunately, her disease has progressed. In the beginning of April, she was moved from the hospital to the hospice with the giant clam in its garden. As she nears the end of her journey, I have no choice but to suspend blogging for several days.

My life is at a juncture; it's been changing and will continue to change until I settle down on a new path, which, if I look wisely, may be found just around the corner. This little poem is from Zen Flesh, Zen Bones.
It is too clear and so it is hard to see.
A dunce once searched for a fire with a lighted lantern.
Had he known what fire was,
He could have cooked his rice much sooner.
I intend to resume blogging sooner than my rice is done, perhaps within a few days. But I must go now.

28 comments:

Kevin Zelnio said...

My thoughts are with your family.

budak said...

a lifetime and a few days, what's the difference? take care.

Alun said...

I'm very sorry to hear this. Take care.

DPC said...

I wish you and your family the best in this very difficult time. Take care!

Lisa M. (leptotila@gmail.com) said...

I'm so sorry to hear this - my thoughts are with you. If you need a listening ear (sometimes it's *better* if the ear doesn't know you in real life) you can write.

Julia said...

Aydin, I am thinking about you and your family from my cabin in the woods. Take good care of yourself.

Cindy said...

I'm so sorry, Aydin. I wish you all serenity and comfort on your respective journeys.

Fred Schueler said...

Alas! We're fortunate here that chemotherapy pulled Aleta back from the brink in 1992. If you feel you need to get away when things have concluded, you're always welcome in Bishops Mills.

Susannah (Wanderin' Weeta) said...

So sorry.

Julie said...

I'll be thinking of you both in the coming days, and hope you find strength and peace.

Duane said...

Aydin, I’m so sorry to hear this news. Take care of your rice.

Bijan Parsia said...

My condolences.

Coyote said...

You and your family will be in my thoughts these next several days.

harlan ratcliff said...

I am sorry to hear that.
Your web site gives me great pleasure and I check it pretty much daily.
You have obviously been going through some hard times and will have more hard times in the future. Best of luck.

Kazimir Majorinc said...

I'm sorry. Take care.

Raag said...

Jannavi's and my thoughts are always with you.

Bruce Berman said...

You are in my thoughts. Best wishes to you both.

vanessa cardui said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss. I'm thinking of you and your wife on your journeys.

Funder said...

My condolences. Here's my favorite zen saying for you - I hope it helps in the future.

Barn's burnt down
Now I can see the moon.

Neil said...

Inspired by your stride, keep walking.

AYDIN ÖRSTAN said...

Thanks for your kinds thoughts. They all help me during these difficult times.

Funder: yes, an excellent saying. Always look on the bright side of life...

Sue said...

I am so sorry to hear this... Prayers for peace and ease for both of you as she journeys onward....

"They whom we love and lost are no longer where they were before. They are now wherever we are!" 
Saint John Chrysostom 

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Psi Wavefunction said...

Really sorry to hear about this - my thoughts are with you; take care!

-Psi-

Anonymous said...

I am saddened to hear this news. You and your wife will be in my thoughts.

Michael said...

Sorry - did not intend anonymity. My thoughts are with you.
Michael

Richard Carter, FCD said...

So sorry to hear your sad news.

BG said...

I am sorry to hear this news. I wish the very best for you both on your journey.