47 Months: May 8, 2018

By May 8, 2018 July 19th, 2019 Journey

“Do you think the universe fights for souls to be together? Some things are too strange and strong to be coincidences.”


Of all of the quaint B&Bs in this seaside town (and there were seemingly hundreds that we passed as we walked the historic streets) I chose this one.  I chose it months ago, using my typical travel-planning diligence (or so I thought….). It was only after we dragged the suitcases in, and I washed the road from my hands, that I stepped outside and realized that my planning likely had little to do with how we arrived at this particular place.  It has been 47 months.  You have never left me.  The universe makes sure this is so.

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  • Janice Scharg says:

    Dear Lisa
    This just gave me goose bumps!
    Keep on writing. So beautiful !
    Hugs, Janice

    • Lisa M. Kurek says:

      Your support means everything. Thank you dear friend.

    • Amy Robins says:

      Yes! Me too Janice! Lisa…this is so cool and they say there are no coincidences. All my love as you come upon 4 whole years without your beautiful bright Sophie. Xox

  • Diane Durance says:

    Beautiful! How amazing to have the dragonfly there waiting for you to arrive. I hope you enjoyed every minute of your East Coast road trip. It was wonderful having you and Michael join our celebration, meet our friends (old and new), and see where we’ve landed for the next step in our journey. I cherish the time we spend together.

    • Lisa M. Kurek says:

      The gift of friendship is priceless. May we have many more occasions to celebrate together.

  • Vicki Gabriel says:

    Love is speechless so much of the time……Sophie’s spirit is strong, her soul ever present!

    • Lisa M. Kurek says:

      You continue to teach me how to open my heart to the spirits that are with us. I am eternally grateful for you.

  • Julianne Kelly says:

    Dear Lisa,
    I am thinking of you as the 4th anniversary approaches , and am so moved by this last posting. Oh, I have to take a deep breath!
    I have been sick with bronchitis since our return from our amazing 4 days in New Orleans, bringing to the trip what we learned from you and others at BITES. ( posted photos on FB but meant to add one of the amazing antique shops you sent me to) .
    Any way, I received your referral for ‘ Philosophy ‘ and immediately recalled your remembrance of where Sophie worked ( was in Anthropology?) and the landmark of you entering that store for the first time after…
    And I think of our recent losses of Steve and my brother and the complications that sometimes come with those losses. My brother, 88, was very liberal for a priest but not so much when it came to family. So there were riffs that occurred. Choices that were made. I chose to do what my mother would have wanted- be there for and with him for the last two years of his life. I feel his presence – perhaps in his full knowledge now of what that required of me. I do appreciate this space to talk with you about those sacred thoughts we rarely share. I am with you these days as you approach this anniversary.

    • Lisa M. Kurek says:

      Julie – I cherish your words and our newfound way to communicate and share. With the complications of loss also come the gifts. You are one of mine.

  • janie says:

    Oh, my goodness, Lisa ! Moments like that so instantly penetrate everything and go straight to the heart. There is an unexplainable awareness of a realm of connection we simply trust with our hearts. This is so so awesome !!! ❤️

    • Lisa M. Kurek says:

      You have taught me how to see what is invisible but always there. Thank you for continuing to be my mentor and my friend.

  • Vanessa Dunnet says:

    I have just come to your blog this evening, after your earlier email inviting your companions from Galapagos to share your journey. Thank you for honouring us – it was a pleasure and a privilege to share that remarkable experience at Kicker Rock.

    This photograph gave me goosebumps…….