Monthly Archives: October 2014

MY STUBBORN THOUGHTS

I came here to see the sea — to hear the waves right close to me.   I tried to leave all other thoughts and focus on the waters rhythm.   But leaving thoughts behind that so recently claimed my … Continue reading

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TEMPORARILY

I’ve become more interested in coping as I acquire more years — am less inclined to hoping than I was.   No doubt there are some fears and the possibility of tears but I’m not undone by options though I … Continue reading

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THE RECORD SET STRAIGHT

I often think that the world is going to hell and the catalysts abound to inspire my thinking.   But, the other day I read a columnist whom I admire who set the record straight as far as I’m concerned. … Continue reading

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DIFFERENT KINDS OF SILENCE

How your house feels after the grand children have gone home.   How you wonder what they are doing when your grand children are in a room for ten minutes and are quiet.   How you feel when, in a … Continue reading

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SERPENTINE METAPHOR

Sometimes — I feel as if the python, TIME has swallowed me whole and is slowly digesting me.   Every day, more of me becomes history and I am being consumed.   I am fortunate, I guess that the pain … Continue reading

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MEMORIES DISTURBED

It wasn’t a pile of leaves that I jumped into and scattered but it felt something like that.   It was abundance of memories that I jumped into as I went back to where I grew up.   So many … Continue reading

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PILLARS AT SUNRISE

I had not seen vertical clouds shaped like pillars — until now.   I’m not writing about tornados that stoop to the ground but about a sunrise that astonished my eyes this morning.   Gothic pillars supporting beauty above and … Continue reading

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THE INTRUSION

There are times when I’m making something of the clouds with my imagination that a jet stream comes along, intruding.   Then my mind takes a turn and I enter the airplane flying by trying to see the folks all … Continue reading

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I GET OVER IT

I’d like to have more energy.   It’s plain to see that that’s unlikely.   And I confess: my prowess is less than what it was — and this distresses me.   Oh, I can rage about old age.   … Continue reading

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A GOOD EULOGY

In  a book called BROKEN DISHES I came upon a tombstone upon which was carved: I LEFT THE WOOD PILE HIGHER THAN I FOUND IT.   Having dealt with stacking wood as part of keeping warm I warmed up to … Continue reading

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