Wiley's Wisdom

Joy: From the Ground Up

On Chasing Rabbit Holes May 26, 2015

Filed under: Man's Best Friend — Wiley Schmidt @ 8:14 pm

It’s a scary place. For that reason, it is feared by many and revered by those who dare to confront it. The unknown. From the ground up, it is one of those things in life that people approach in all sorts of ways. Despite that, there is something about it that unites us all together in our journey to discover. Our journey to live. 20140301_172020

That was a philosophy of a dear friend of mine, who I learned passed away recently. Amid the joy that has been brought into my forever home in the last couple of weeks with the early arrival of my new little person, the world has lost one of the good ones. The author behind the brilliance of Chasing Rabbit Holes passed away suddenly on May 15, a mere two days after dear baby Conner was born.

I only just learned of it last night, and thought at once it could not be so. An avid and loyal reader and supporter of mine, I spoke with her regularly aside from the blogosphere. She had become more than a reader. She became a friend.

I can’t believe she’s gone now. It had been a while since I heard anything from her and now she’s gone. I’m happy she was able to greet her dear Claire at the Rainbow Bridge, but I’m sad for those she’s left behind. I’m sad for the light she shined so brightly in her humble way. I’m sad about the unknown that awaits the world following loss.

A rabbit hole is often referenced as a measurement of the unknown. And that is what happens to us when we lose someone special. Though I wasn’t around to witness the immediate aftermath when my dear forever mom lost her father suddenly in 2009, I know the aftershocks from that continue to persevere from time to time.

But I find faith and hope in knowing even the unknown gets less scary eventually. It’s one of those things that one can choose to approach in a number of ways, yet there is common ground in what happens next. We learn. We discover. We live. For that I am grateful.

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6 Responses to “On Chasing Rabbit Holes”

  1. kanzensakura Says:

    Please, how did you find out about Huntie. I spoke with her shortly before 5/15. My heart is broken. I cannot belueve i will never hear her sweet voice again. Please respond with any news you have

    • I’m Facebook friends with her, which is where I learned the news. I don’t have any details other than that it was sudden and followed a very happy trip with friends (for her birthday I think). I can’t find it in my heart to ask for any more info…it’s just too sad.

      • kanzensakura Says:

        Thank you for this. I appreciate so much. I went to her facebook page but didn’t see anything. We definitely had lost a precious light in this world. If you find out anything else, please let me know. Love and blessings to you all.

  2. kanzensakura Says:

    I have posted regarding this. I know she would have been joyous at the birth of Conner. Yes, in her humble and encouraging way, she made such light for us all.

  3. I’m so sorry for your friend and her family…

  4. Anna Powell Says:

    I was with Peg when she passed. If you have any questions, please friend me at Anna Powell on fb.


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