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A Box Full of Darkness

“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.” -Mary Oliver, The Uses of Sorrow Mary Oliver, a poet who once said poetry mustn’t be fancy, … Continue reading

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Cosmic Perspective

Perspective is everything. “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” I try to remember perspective and gratitudes, and how important both are for my sanity, ability for acceptance, and sense of peace. It’s not … Continue reading

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Get the Party Started

I went home for an impromptu weekend visit when I discovered my mother was not doing well with additional medical issues. One morning, my sister and I took the kids to a bakery owned by a fairly famous pastry chef. … Continue reading

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Bad Hair Day

We try to walk to school when we can. It’s a mile through lovely wooded open space. The paths meander through playgrounds and over creeks. This morning we saw a baby bunny in the grass by the path. It looked … Continue reading

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When Was the Last Time?

They grow up so quickly, everyone reminds me. Time flies faster as we get older, they tell me. Cherish every moment, people implore me. What no one told me was how funny it is that there are certain things I … Continue reading

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Nature’s Treasures

“I found nature!” my daughter exclaimed. She was so pleased with herself, her eyes so bright with excitement. She was ecstatic that she found nature. “Good for you,” I thought. Wait. We’re in nature. We never lost it. And you … Continue reading

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I think I’m supposed to come up with some sort of list–a year-end list of lessons learned, or milestone moments, or gratitudes, or resolutions, or horrible events, or things to look forward to in the new year. Some sort of … Continue reading

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