Tabitha Layne

Love

Generous by Nature

In his best-selling book, Five Languages of Love, Gary Chapman describes the five primary ways people show love. One of them is by giving gifts. That is my way. I love giving gifts. I mean LOVE. Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year. Find me whistling through the mall and boutiques looking for hours […]

Another Favorite Place of Mine

Two ways to view loss

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” What a fabulous little phrase coined by Dr. Suess. A shining example of the beauty and power of simplicity. Talk about two ways to see the world! Talk about attitude being everything! Recently, I found a similar quote by Khalil Gibran. Simplicity is substituted by poetics […]

Love is Power

“You don’t wait until you’re on your dying bed and decide to love everybody you hated. No. You begin that now. Love everybody. There is power in love. Love is power.” -Cecil Williams

What Love Is And Is Not

I’ve never encountered a more concrete explanation of the intangible topic of love than what Jack Gilbert offers here. Thank you for sharing this with me (you know who you are). It has become one of my favorite poems of all time. The Great Firesby Jack Gilbert Love is apart from all things.Desire and excitement […]

What No One Talks About

I love to talk about what no one talks about, the taboo, the forbidden, the hidden. And then I usually like to do it. But in this case, I have not done it, but I have a friend who has. No, seriously, I do- a friend. In fact I have a few friends who have […]

I’m Lucky

Today I had my first meeting after a six week vacation. I was excited but not nervous as I was meeting with someone that I already knew and liked very much.  He was running late and I could tell  right away that he had rushed to get to me. I gave him a big hug […]

Work is Love

“Work is love made visible.” – Khalil Gibran When you left today, I kissed you goodbye, and thanked you for spending your precious time with me. I walked you to the door with my hand on your back. My last view of you was from the side, your profile, as you turned to head to […]

Love and Let Go

I believe that we meet each other at exactly the right time that we need each other. It’s easy to know when you’ve found someone who can satisfy your need at the exact  time that it is most critical to you. It happens just when hope begins to slip. You meet someone who reminds you […]

Beyond Expectation. Beyond Imagination. Beyond Boudior

Beyond Expectation. Beyond Imagination. Beyond Boudior