Monthly Archives: June 2010

THE GESTURE

I’ve walked these country roads for many years — it’s the way I try to start my days quite early in the morning. And for the first time a battered pick up truck slowed down beside me and a young … Continue reading

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SMELL

How do you smell? I don’t smell well. In fact, I can scarcely smell anything at all. We walk by honeysuckle and she exudes pleasure and if she didn’t verbalize about the smell I would be curious about her ecstasy. … Continue reading

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SOME FOLKS THINK THEY CAN

Though we know we can’t take it with us it seems that some folks think they can and so they save everything unaware that someone must come along some day appointed to the task of disposal. Around here where the … Continue reading

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THE SQUIRREL

The squirrel stood in the middle of the road — stood still, as if frozen. I hesitated for a moment and then drew closer. Suddenly it darted into the woods as if scared to death by my approach. I wondered … Continue reading

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MEAT LOAF SANDWICH

When she saved the spider from a drain death and carefully placed it on a Kleenex and delivered it beyond the open window to some kind of freedom she did not think of her noon day meal — a meat … Continue reading

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COPING

When those we love are carried away in the arms of death and leave us only carrying memories we may try to wear the mantle of gratitude but we often weep. No matter how colorful we paint the lives of … Continue reading

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THE EARLY MORNING DELUGE

I don’t feel ripe for walking in the rain for  rain is pouring down the outside drains and making swamps where recently were lawns and pulverizing gardens in this dreary dawn. My umbrella I don’t trust to handle this and … Continue reading

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RICE KRISPIES

Often in the middle of the night I awaken to a whirling mind containing many things from troubled thoughts to trivia and so much in between. Sometimes these intrusions insist I pay them heed for longer than I wish. Usually … Continue reading

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THE THREAT OF LONELINES

When she said “I’m lonely but I’m used to it — it’s OK” I wondered  if I could ever feel that way. So many folks I know anticipate the threat of loneliness and I am one of those. We wonder … Continue reading

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MOLE POWER

A few weeks ago a man who rode a roller went back and forth and flattened our somewhat uneven lawn underneath which a family or two of moles lived. Somehow they were not intimidated or if so not for long … Continue reading

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