I learn about hospice, for now, through photographs

For the past couple weeks I’ve been holed up in my office. Lights dimmed, I stand at my desk, quietly working on my iMac to produce a Powerpoint presentation for our local “Heart for Hospice” fundraiser. As I pair inspirational quotes to my images, concepts swirl around me like gentle zephyrs: Life, death with dignity, neighbors, friends, volunteers. Rather than continue with bulky words though, I’ll let this selection of mini-posters speak for me, for hospice. Please, if you have a hospice organization in your area, support their efforts any way you can, because we’re all connected. Feel free to download the photos, print them, mail them as note cards, share this blog post, whatever. Because love–yes, love–makes the world go round.

hearts, bleeding, flowers, volunteers, Elizabeth Andrew, Marion Owen, photo, hospice

Louisa May Alcott, storms, hospice, poster, Marion Owen, photo

Mark Twain, kindness, quote, hospice, photo, Marion Owen

Ram Dass, quote, snowflake, Marion Owen, photo

Depth of life, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Marion Owen, photo, iris, flower

Rick Warren, quote, puffin, Marion Owen, photo, hospice

Success, Danny Thomas, quote, poster, Marion Owen, photo, hospice

Chocolate, Charles Schulz, Marion Owen, photo, hospice

Bette Midler, wings, Marion Owen, photo, hospice

Thema Davis, storm, Marion Owen, photo, sunlight, clouds

God gave us burdens, Marion Owen, photo, hospice

berries, fingers, Marion Owen, photo, hospice

You’re the best.

Thanks for reading this post… bless you.



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7 Responses to I learn about hospice, for now, through photographs

  1. Linda Freed says:

    Hi Marion, This e-mail is really timely for me. Since last Tuesday I have been keeping my Dad company at a hospice facility in Michigan. It has been a roller coaster ride of emotions. Thanks for the beautiful photos and kind words. xoxoxo

    Linda Freed, Kodiak, Alaska 99615 Sent from my iPad

    • marionowen says:

      Linda, my prayers hang on every letter that I type here. If there is anything I can do, please let me know. Keep your faith alive in the knowing that your Dad is not the body, he is a spark of God within. A spark which, like the Father, is eternal and thus, never dies. Tonight I was reading: “All souls are ever-longing manifestations of the one Life, God. The physical body and its comforts and pleasures do not last, but the should and its joy last forever.”
      Marty and I will return to Kodiak March 29. I’d love to get together to share Dad stories. xoxo, Marion

    • Ann Barker says:

      Beautiful, ………a lovely, meaningful, slide presentation. Thank you!💓

  2. ecbrownak says:

    Precious words, precious photos 👏🏻

  3. ecbrownak says:

    Hi Marion! Thank you for the inspiring piece on hospice. I just noticed the last entry, the one with the Yiddish proverb – it says “proverbs,” but I think it should be singular – “proverb.”

    Have a great week! Eva 👍🏻

    -sent from Eva’s iPhone


    • marionowen says:

      Hi Eva… yes, I wondered about the Yiddish quote. Alas, it will have to stay as it is until I return from vacation. At least the thought is there. Hugs, Marion

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