Monthly Archives: October 2007

THE ICE CUBES

The drink is gone, but not the ice cubes. Shrunk some since they began to cool my tea they nestle in the bottom of the glass and slowly melt. They seem translucent silver as they reflect the lamp light filling … Continue reading

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I SAT IN DARKNESS FOILED

When the power failed I was sending e-mails. “The would-be recipients of my concern would be deprived. They ’ll survive and so will I but also, I’ll be unable to receive”. I sat in darkness, foiled. Then I rose and … Continue reading

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RECYCLED

A few of us hang on a century or more but most of us are gone before. Some make it only for a little while — but then, we’re recycled as most things are eventually — recycled as the earth … Continue reading

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WE WENT TO THE BALLET

Bodies trained to translate a choreographer’s intuitions (awashed in music) and costumed to be suited to the themes move across the stage. We hope to be amazed by what we see and hear. We paid but little to take-in years … Continue reading

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A MERRY CHASE

I am bothered by my mind some days because it does not travel where I think it ought to go or where I wish it to. My thoughts seem out of my control and yet I follow them around. They … Continue reading

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THE TABLE SAW

There are special moments planned for and when fulfilled we note them in some way — bring out the photographs, perhaps and reminisce. But our lives have special moments when we are changed by unexpected things. They commence to set … Continue reading

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SOUL STARS

Stars are seen above us only when the night has come and skies are clear. There are things we cannot see in daylight. A soul may not achieve full prowess if darkness does not come revealing glory never seen in … Continue reading

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THE FATE OF MANY LEAVES

The rain pastes leaves to the asphalt. A strong wind cannot budge them. They gave up hanging onto trees. But they are clinging once again. By the time they’ll be twice released they’ll be crisp and dry — deprived of … Continue reading

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THE CEILING FAN

The fan and its shadow on the ceiling was the first thing I observed very early in the morning while lying on my back in bed — blinking and with incipient thinking. The dim light from the hall had marked … Continue reading

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RAIN AND PEACE

They prayed for rain and it rained. They prayed for rain and it didn’t rain. They didn’t pray for rain and it rained. They didn’t pray for rain and it didn’t rain. They prayed for peace and there was no … Continue reading

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