Monthly Archives: December 2010

THE COMING YEARS

One calendar removed — another takes its place. The hearts of those whose hands remove them belong to those of many ages. At some point in our lives most of us marvel at the speed of time — at  the … Continue reading

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PUSH  AND PULL

Ever had a day when you had to push your way through it — when your energy was low and  you felt like you were behind a giant snow ball that grew and grew as the day rolled on? Or … Continue reading

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THE SOUND OF WAVES

When the old bull dog dozes his heavy breathing emulates the sound of waves along the shore that come and go and lap the sand. Were my sleeping sounds as pleasant I would grace the darkness when the night comes … Continue reading

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HILLSBORO VILLAGE

To me it feels as if my God is there though it is an upscale secular place hardly ethereal,I think to most of the passers by. I sit on a metal chair beside a table and very near a fountain … Continue reading

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AND ISN’T ANYMORE

I can’t quite accept the fact that he was and isn’t any more nor can I grasp how those who’ve loved so well can deal with losses greater than mine — who seem able to accept better than I what … Continue reading

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IN THE WAITING

It will be awhile before we feel the darkness dwindling. After the celebrations at year’s end we settle into waiting for the earth to warm — for daffodils to push up through a frozen earth. And in the waiting we … Continue reading

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A WINTER SOLSTICE SONNET

When it seems the darkness comes too soon and it feels the journey of the sun too swift to dissipate the shadows and the gloom that sometimes claim my world, I’d gladly shift this plight if I could only make … Continue reading

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WARM AND SNUG

When I am very warm and snug and gaze upon the ice and snow that makes the winter convering I try to be aware of those perhaps not very far away who survive without a home and shiver in the … Continue reading

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THE CAT

A cat peers through our back glass door — has done this many times before. They’re times that we’ve befriended him or have seen signs of where’s he’s been. He runs away and will not stay. We treat him in … Continue reading

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I USED TO THINK

If youthful zeal gave way to wisdom (which is how I’d do it were I God) is not the way the universe employs its highest form of life — indeed, if it’s the highest. I used to think it worked … Continue reading

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