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  1. Kathy Shand
    December 7, 2021 @ 7:16 pm

    Your writing is so wonderful. I learn from you, smile with you and feel sad with you, at times. Thank you Is all I can say


    • Gerda Saunders
      December 9, 2021 @ 9:18 am

      So wonderful to hear from you, Kathy. Your kind and generous comments mean so much to me, as so you. I wish you all the blessing that can be summoned from the universe. I’ll write you a not soon to hear more about you and your family. Love you, love the inclusive and expansive Shand family who gave us so much love since the first time we met.


  2. Jean Ney
    December 8, 2021 @ 8:38 am

    Do you realize how completely inspiring and relevant you are? Your writing reflects the deep and reflective thinking you have cultivated over a lifetime into an ingrained part of your soul. The connections you continue to make to art and music help me see the world, and to peek into yours, differently. Thank you so much.


    • Gerda Saunders
      December 9, 2021 @ 9:22 am

      Dear Jean, your over-the top appreciative response spurs me to keep writing, now matter how day-to-day life is going! Thanks from my heart for the gift of making me feel useful in the world…I wish you and yours every blessing from this winter solstice season and for each holy-day in the year to come.


  3. Joan Wright
    December 9, 2021 @ 4:30 am

    Oh Gerda my very special and lifelong friend ,I admire you for your openness and great courage and honesty.
    You were always one in a million and you still are. When I think of you as the beautiful bride taking all those special vows ,I know that Peter will help you and be with you for every day you are on this planet.

    Much love and big hugs to you.
    We will be friends forever.


    • Gerda Saunders
      December 9, 2021 @ 9:27 am

      My dearest Joan, you ARE my lifelong and forever friend! It’s so wonderful to get these wonderful words from you who have known me since I was literally a child and who new me through our learning years of being parents and our joyful years of have happy, kind, giving adult children and our grandchildren. You have shown me the example of going with grace, love, and faith through the loss of your remarkable Derek, who did love you every day of his life–and beyond. I’m so happy to have your big heart connected to mine with one of those curly cords that can stretch across oceans! I wish you a wonderful Christmas and a new years of ongoing blessings and strength. Love, love, love.


  4. Riva
    December 10, 2021 @ 2:57 pm

    Gerda, as with previous posts, I am left humbled for so many reasons. .
    Your openness and transparency guides so many of us into a much deeper understanding of a world we know so little about.
    I honor my deep friendship with you and Peter. Your descriptions of your togetherness in this journey is breathtaking and heartwarming.
    Please continue to shed more light and wisdom on our challenging world.


    • Gerda Saunders
      January 2, 2022 @ 9:27 am

      My dearest Riva, thanks so much for your very kind comments. It inspires me so much to hear that people I love and respect as much as you can find something insight-provoking in my writing. You’re so right about Peter–I could not be walking this journey as well as I manage (on my good days!) if it weren’t for him. Thinking of you so much. So good talking to you the other day. I want to talk to you again before this year gets any older–will call asap. Love you and your together-mate and your together-family so very much.


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