Monthly Archives: September 2010

JUST ONE MORNING

The sun works its way here and there through the trees to lay its beams on the dewy grass. The grass, silvered, is swept by light and soon is dry. By then some magic recedes and what follows is an … Continue reading

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THE FRONDS

The fronds are dancing above the ornamental grass — have been swaying all the day long as wind gusts take hold of them  and make them sway — this way and that. Sometimes they seem to move in unison but … Continue reading

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LAZY OVERTURES

There are times when you don’t want to do anything and have only the energy to push buttons on your television’s remote and surf the channels hoping that something might catch your interest. Perhaps you’re appalled at the paucity of … Continue reading

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THAT KIND OF PRAYING

Woke up in the middle of the night thinking of the cards and e-mails from folks who said “We’re praying for you.” How could I not take them seriously and be pleased? So I must admit that that kind of … Continue reading

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SIX A.M.

Fifty- five at six a.m. Good information to have when you meet a neighbor walking. “Really?” he might say or he might say “Have you noticed the leaves? Falling pretty fast now.” “Don’t know where the summer’s gone” you might … Continue reading

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A MEMORY KINDLED

In the crowded store near CHECKOUT the little girt — not real  little (six-ish) waved at me — a sort of shy wave so as to be unnoticed except by me. I did not recognize her at first and then … Continue reading

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A SHADOW PACT

My long shadow was walking beside me to my right and claimed more ground than I and would for quite awhile. Every so often I study my shadow to see if he has changed in recent times. I noticed that … Continue reading

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STILL LEARNING

When pain is an anomaly it is thought of all the time. When pain is no stranger but hangs around awhile one begins to take for granted its intrusiveness and then it’s easier to think of other things beyond what’s … Continue reading

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THE FEEL OF A HOUSE

The feel of a house changes when one who helps fill it goes away and becomes expected. You create the same effect when you leave and become the expected one. The rooms may seem to stay the same but the … Continue reading

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TRUTH TOUCHED UP

In the isles of grocery stores and on our television screens the photographs of what we might consider are so seductive. They contribute to obesity and disappoint so many of us whose expectations tend to make us salivate. The other … Continue reading

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