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Dear Mother,
     Do you remember when I was about 9 years old, I asked you what is it like in heaven?  You told me that it is very beautiful there and when you’re in heaven you’re with God and you are very, very happy.  And absolutely all of your desires are met.  As soon as you want something – it appears!  Do you remember telling me that? 
     And do you remember I said, “Even ice cream?”  And you said, “Yes. Even ice cream.”  Isn’t it funny what 9 year olds think of?  How you answered without laughing I’ll never know.  So that is for me the difference between heaven and hell.  People are making either heaven or hell for each other. 
    I remember hundreds of times you made heaven on earth for me and everyone in the family. And I want you to know how powerful that is for me now.  I think that is the ultimate life purpose – to create heaven here and now.


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“It is 1999 and both of my parents have passed away.  And there is nothing special about this.”   
In 1999, I wrote a book called “Do You Still Laugh?  Do You Still Sing?  Words and ways to ease your heart when a parent dies”   It is a collection of letters that I wrote to my mother shortly after she died from a quick and unexpected illness.   “I wrote” the letters is sort of an inaccurate statement.  The letters wrote themselves through me, and I just provided the pen and paper.  It was an extraordinary creative experience that changed my understanding of life, creativity, art and expression.

I’ll be publishing excerpts of the book here on this blog, along with audio excerpts as I have time to complete them.  If this blog gives you comfort after the passing of your parents, I am glad.  Please pass it on to others who may need it.  Just search the CATEGORIES to the right and you’ll find the things that are relevant to you.

In 1999, we published “Do You Still Laugh, Do You Still Sing” and sold a few copies in bookstores in Dallas, Texas, online and at various speaking events.  Then, I let it rest.  The hardcopy of the book will be available again soon.   Keep checking back for blog published excerpts and news on the hardcopy.  Peace to you, my friends.

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