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Two-Year-Old

Once, while I lay on the sofa resting, he put his building blocks close to my face and played with them, his face inches from mine, his baby breath close enough to feel. I just lay there, entranced. Advertisements

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The Last Good-bye

The other day I watched a video about grief and the facilitator gave us a topic to think about.  “The last time I saw you.” Why can’t I remember our good-bye the last time I saw you? It was hot … Continue reading

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The Secret Park

I threw on my hoodie – the morning was cold and shiny, just how I like it. I felt good, felt like walking somewhere different, somewhere outside my comfort zone. So I followed my nose for half an hour or … Continue reading

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Beautiful Prose: Excerpt #9

From Teaching a Stone to Talk by Annie Dillard Excerpt #9 is by writer, poet and nature mystic, Annie Dillard.  In Teaching a Stone to Talk she describes first-hand what it was like to experience a total solar eclipse. “The … Continue reading

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For Mary Oliver, Poet

Mary Oliver, the poet, died last week at 83. Intensely private, she rarely granted interviews, but I heard one on the radio this morning. When gently probed by her interviewer, she hinted at a dark and menacing childhood, and said … Continue reading

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Afterglow

The sunset starts slowly, unpromising. A little softness, a sheared off cloud with a pinkish base and golden top. I look away~ and when I return there’s a crimson spot peeking beneath the cloud, just a wink of brilliant orange. … Continue reading

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Lucas, the Wonder Dog

He’s the first to greet me when I ring the doorbell. Twenty pounds of cuddlesome friendliness. A dust mop on four legs with a stumpy little metronome of a tail. Big brown eyes that say Hi, how are you? Wanna … Continue reading

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My Dad’s Salad Bowl Set

Several years after my father died, and my mother downgraded to a small apartment in an Assisted Living Facility, she didn’t have enough space for a lot of her treasures. I politely declined a great many of them, having treasures … Continue reading

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Beautiful Prose: Excerpt #8

The seventh excerpt from my collection of beautiful prose is taken from “Among the Isles of Shoals,” written in 1893 by Celia Thaxter, about her delight-filled childhood as a lighthouse keeper’s daughter on the Isles of Shoals, a group of … Continue reading

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A Thin Place

We were canoeing down the river on a perfect April day and there was something palpable in the air. What mystics call “a thin place.” My canoe partner told me that when he and his now-departed wife were canoeing down … Continue reading

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