Live Virtual Group Session: 12PM EDT October 21st 2022

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this session!

For this session we viewed the short film Forty-Nine Limbs by Melissa Miller, posted below. 

Our prompt was: Write about what’s left behind.

More details will be posted on this session, so check back again!

Participants are warmly encouraged to share what you wrote below (“Leave a Reply”), to keep the conversation going here, bearing in mind that the blog of course is a public space where confidentiality is not assured.

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Please join us for our next session Monday October 24th at 6 pm EDT, with more times listed on our Live Virtual Group Sessions.

5 thoughts on “Live Virtual Group Session: 12PM EDT October 21st 2022

  1. Rita B

    My apologies – I notice that I often publish first. I don’t mean to. It’s just that I complete wonderful NM sessions and move on)

    What’s left behind – Rita Basuray

    For some individuals, when the person is gone, what’s left behind is nothing. They chose not to have children, write something meaningful or take part in social media discussions.

    For some others, they leave behind strands of DNA in their children and their children, to be detected by genealogy sleuths or archeologists in the future.

    Others write, sing, create, publish and leave their essence, traces of their thoughts on paper, virtual spaces called clouds and in other people’s minds. So, for some, the cycle of life ends, but for others, the cycle continues.

    The question is – eventually, does all this really matter?

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  2. Elizabeth

    Rita-Don’t apologize. Someone has to start. I like thinking about what do we leave behind in terms of legacy… Much to think about. Loved your ending… Does all this really matter? I am hopeful to think that the important things do!

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  3. About what’s left behind~~~

    Days, years tick by
    Moments of life fleeting, never to be seen again
    Friendships gained, friendships lost
    New life arriving, life taking leave
    Seasons of growth and vitality, seasons of rest and solitude

    What is all this to mean?

    I wonder what I will leave behind when my time has come to an end
    What have I given to the world?
    What have I contributed to making life on this planet just a little better?

    A serious conversation with myself on this sunny vibrant Fall day… motivation for action in the days ahead

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  4. Kathy R

    What’s left behind:

    I left a little girl behind – her innocence, her dreams, her inadequacies, her fears
    I left the tiny town behind overflowing with brown rivers of muck
    I left friends and family and familiarity
    I left my son behind – at least the son I thought I would know – and forced myself to embrace someone new
    I left pieces, shards of broken things – relationships, people, peace of mind
    I look up and find the heavens opening
    I hear the leaves rustling in the wind despite bare branches on the trees

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