« Walk a path of authenticity :) | Main | Have a most enjoyable weekend~! »

August 13, 2009


Tara Bradford

So glad you're feeling better. It's one of life's vagaries how melancholy can appear out of the blue and hijack our emotions for a while. Big hugs, dearest Gill. xoxox


Look forward to the adventures with Frida. Glad you are feeling better. Life does have it's ups and downs and then we struggle and look forward to laughing again.


Hi Friend,
Thankfully you feel better!! Gillan, for a person like you, who is an empathetic soul, it does not surprise me to read your last post. Have you ever heard of seasonal depression? It is when your mind~body responds, because it is triggered by something brought back by remembered times, a smell, touch, the weather, music,etc.

It was interesting to watch the smashing pumpkins tonight, thank you.

I'm thinking of you, your family, and your special celebration to come!



Thank God you're real...

That you're not another cardboard cutout....

You live with passion, letting your cup overflow with laughter, tears, and sweet indigo life...

I send you my love,




Life is so full of many things...sadness and depression included. Sometimes we're not even sure why we're sad, which can be frustrating until we figure it out. And sometimes the very specific keeps knocking at our heart until we pay attention. Lots can trigger emotions...and it is very ok to let the emotions flow and see where it takes you. I am glad though that you have turned a little corner and now looking forward to a new adventure. Life is that, and adventure! Be taking good care, Gillian... :o) ((HUGS))

Gillian daSilva

HI Constance~:)
I'm grieving. My granddad was loved so much. He has been "gone" a long time due to senile dementia, but physically gone now only a few weeks. It's hard. xo

Gillian daSilva

I totally agree with you, that it is okay to cry. I cry whenever I need to, because I've seen people that don't who have become ill as a result. Our emotions exist for a reason, to suppress them is unnatural.
Crying makes me stronger, so I go with it. Like a spring twig that is still green and flexible inside, because sap flows through it...that is how I choose to be. Not a rigid old stick that fractures the minute the wind blows the wrong way.
I adore this adventure of life too....tears and all.
(Besides, who doesn't need a good cry every now and then?)


That is a wonderful project, I think I'll do same with my little guy when we return from holidays. I agree with you about the release of emotions, better to get it all out than to let it fester. Here is a Rumi quote I found recently that you might enjoy.

Your grief for what you've lost lifts a mirror
up to where you're bravely working.

Expecting the worst, you look, and instead,
here's the joyful face you've been wanting to see.

Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes.
If it were always a fist or always stretched open,
you would be paralyzed.

Your deepest presence is in every small contracting
and expanding,
the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated
as birdwings.


So sorry to hear about your granddad Gill,
My heart goes out to you and your family.
It is hard to loose a loved one, always but especially, under these circumstances. We lost a friend this way too this year, the mother of my oldest friend.

Love to you!


Transmogrification is a great word! I remember being astonished when I first learned of the flight Frida's friends and family take each year.


I love you. : )


Good luck with your butterfly project. It's sweet! Sending you hugs. It's ok to cry...any time, anywhere. xoxoxoxo


can't wait to follow the adventures of frida.

and i agree, it is more than ok to cry when needed.



We do this each year in second grade. I begin my second year teaching second grade tomorrow. So exciting! Anyway, I am so excited about our butterfly unit. It's gonna be great! I have books, books, books! Have you ever read Bubba and Trixie? How about Farallina and Marcel? Your daughter would love them.

The comments to this entry are closed.

My Photo

Gillian da Silva


dreaming Press flickr

Blog powered by Typepad

gillian da silva

  • © Copyright 2008-2011. *All* rights reserved.
Related Posts with Thumbnails