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By Richard Carlson

ISBN-10: 1401322573

ISBN-13: 9781401322571

ISBN-10: 140139051X

ISBN-13: 9781401390518

If you happen to had one hour to dwell and will make only one mobilephone name, who might you name? What might you assert? Why are you ready? Richard Carlson's surprising, tragic loss of life in December 2006 left his thousands of enthusiasts reeling, yet even their many letters, calls, and emails could not erase the loss felt by way of his spouse, Kristine. to aim and are available to phrases together with her loss, she pored over 25 years of affection letters, reliving the thoughts and cherishing her past due husband's reminiscence. yet one letter stood out. Richard had written to his spouse on their 18th marriage ceremony anniversary and tried to respond to the query: in the event you had one hour to dwell, what may you do, who could you name, and what might you are saying? An Hour to dwell, An Hour to like is a profoundly relocating publication that indicates the significance of treasuring every day because the magnificent reward it truly is.

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I write this as a response to his gift to me, three years prior to his death, on our eighteenth wedding anniversary. I also write this as a gift to myself and our daughters, Jasmine and Kenna, • 39 • Kristine Carlson in the beginning of this incredibly full process of grieving his loss. This response seems to come from an ending, or at least that is what others would have you believe, judging from the sentiments expressed in their sympathy cards. Richard’s death has rocked me to my core, cracking wide open the deepest parts of me, leaving me as vulnerable and exposed as I have ever been.

Even if we had lost it all, it would not have been the end of the world. We would have found a way to get by, just like everyone else. I learned so much about greed through that experience and about how seductive it is. I’ve seen how much nicer our lives have been since, and how much more content we’ve been with what we have. “How many times have we lain in bed drinking coffee together, early in the morning? It must be thousands. That has always been my favorite ritual with you—coffee first, then our short meditation.

You know, Kris, you were right about a lot of things. I got a lot of public credit as the years went along, but you were actually the one who was so on-target. “Do you remember the night my grandma Emily died? I had spent so much time with her in her final days, but I wasn’t able to be with her when she passed away. When my dad called me to let me know, I couldn’t quite keep it together. When I hung up the phone, I put my head down on the table and started to cry. You came into the room and knew immediately what had happened—you knew she was gone.

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