Robin Gaphni

My blogs

About me

Gender Female
Industry Non-Profit
Location Bainbridge Island, WA, United States
Introduction Why a blog about grief and gratitude? Can these two seemingly disparate emotions be linked? I think they can. When we lost our 21-year-old son Matthew to a form of virulent strep in October of 2010 my life was profoundly changed. I am not the same person I was and this loss is an integral part of who I am now. Seventeen months later, I feel like my soul is beginning to breathe again and I see the world through softer eyes. And that’s what this blog is about. It’s about the transformational power of grief, and the resulting consequence of gratitude for all of the little things that constitute my life today. By acknowledging and appreciating life’s impermanence, I am left with deep gratitude for what is right now. So I dedicate this blog to Matthew with love and appreciation for the 21 years we had him in our lives. His memory is a blessing to all of us.
Interests Reading, writing, hiking, traveling, making cd mixes, pilates
Favorite Movies Waking Ned Divine, Everything is Illuminated, O Brother Where Art Thou, Shawshenk Redemption, Harold and Maude, The King of Hearts
Favorite Music Van Morrison, Ben Harper, Rosie Thomas, Brett Dennen, The Weepies, Patty Griffin, Michael Franti
Favorite Books The History of Love, The World To Come, The Time Traveler's Wife, The Housekeeoer and the Proessor Mama Day, Angle of Repose, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, The Poisonwood Bible, Sarah's Key, The Help, People of the Book