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It is a physical manifestation.  A genuine, painful reaction to an overwhelming situation. My stomach turns. Disbelief is my reaction.  Crying is insufficient.  Frozen in place.  Surely. Not. Again. How can anyone be so hateful, so angry?  What could have caused...


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When your heart is crying out, it is a silent voice, heard only by you.  It is a loneliness that is aching to be filled by something.  You don't know what is missing. But you search, like that great arching beam from a lighthouse, back and forth across the horizon.  Hoping on the...


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  I was speaking to a friend on Father’s Day, asking him if his dad is still alive.  He took a second-and then told me he never had much of a relationship with his father.    He didn’t quite say he regretted it, but it was clear to me that he wished it could...


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Windows Looking at the world outside, what do you see?  A breezy spring day, kids on bikes, softball season (oh, the sound of the bat on the ball!). Or the homeless person on the corner, dirty, stinky, crying out for a dollar?  The rain. or the flowers that will follow? Looking...

Be Careful What You Wish For

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This is a phrase I have heard often in my life, as I strive for the next thing, the next goal, the next phase of my life.  I have not been content...sometimes I wonder what the heck is wrong with me.  Be satisfied with the status quote-the wife, the mother, the employee, on and...


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Close your eyesListenIt is early, still darkAlready awake, restingWhat do you hear?Cats asleepJust the quiet of the houseListen again, silenceHear your heart beatYour breath, in and outLet your mind be still A whisperA few more voices, conversationMusicA choir sings A light appears, so...

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