Monthly Archives: January 2010

DON’T — BUT IF YOU DO

Don’t wax theological with me about catastrophes. Don’t tell me the Almighty’s stance for all those folks who didn’t have a chance. Explanations  for tragic situations best not encompass the divine. But if you do I’ll wax theological with you. … Continue reading

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LOVE LETTERS

Every week or so I find upon my bed next to my dresser little stacks of folded clothes that have been washed and dried. The one who shares the years with me calls those little stacks “Love Letters.” Every now … Continue reading

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AIMLESS

He has his desultory moods. He flits from this to that and cannot focus. He might surf the  channels on TV — might pull books from their shelves perusing  some of them awhile. He might wish the telephone would ring … Continue reading

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OUR DIFFERENT TEMPOS PLAY

I wait for her in the morning — I the early  riser. I leave her  reading in the evening and turn toward dreams before her sleeping time. Many hours are there beneath our roof when we’re not together. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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SHE COOKS

Kitchen sounds abound around my ears. I sit nearby with expectations nurtured by  the aromatic  situation. It can’t be hunger. It is a craving for palate possibilities in store. When she’s in the kitchen I’m smitten with her endeavors and … Continue reading

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LOW AND HIGH

For tall people low ones are a challenge. Tall folks have a sense of falling. They’re afraid they might not stop in time. For short people high ones feel like obstacles. Especially if they’re elderly and not as agile as … Continue reading

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THINKING ABOUT HOPE

I don’t always know the  shape of hope that I desire. It isn’t always easy to discern what’s for the best. Do I want a year unfettered by the darkness always near when I know that I’ve grown much because … Continue reading

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MY WINTER LITANY

One of my delights this time of year: wrapping my cold fingers around a mug of steaming cocoa and then sipping. This,following a walk in a very frigid dawn. Taste buds and fingertips respond with praise. What a way to … Continue reading

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OUR CROCK POT

There is something about a crock pot that I like a lot. It works all day in a very quiet way after ingredients have been assembled. I almost forget its assignment until in the early afternoon it sends aromatic signals … Continue reading

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THE FIRST

There are those who like to be the first: the first  to climb the highest mountain — the first to to probe the deepest depths within the deepest ocean. I  like to be the first to walk on fallen snow … Continue reading

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