Archive for the 'Spirit' Category

Choices To Be Made

Saturday, November 16th, 2019

You find yourself disillusioned with the irrevocable personal losses: your health, your lover, your job, your hope, your dream. Your whole life is filled with losses, endless losses. And every time there are losses there are choices to be made. You choose to live your losses as passages to anger, blame, hatred, depression, and resentment, […]

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Practice

Saturday, November 9th, 2019

I’ve had this mug over 30 years. I received it as a thank-you gift for supporting my local PBS station in Syracuse. It’s one of the best things I’ve owned, in that it is lovely to look at, comfortable to hold, a just-right size, and made of a clay that retains heat. To my amazement, […]

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Different Minds

Friday, November 1st, 2019

Autism explained well Autism explained in the most beautiful way.Created by: Alexander Amelines"Break the barriers" #autism Posted by My Gladiolus on Friday, September 6, 2019

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Simply Pay Attention

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Existence is hard; it is literal suffering. It has wonders and joys, amazements and fascinations, yes. And it has love. All of this along with suffering, which happens to us and which we inflict on others and our own selves. Claire once asked me, if life is suffering, what is the point of being alive? […]

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Colors

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
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In All Eternity

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Under your breath, just loud enough to be heard, tell the Earth that you can hear the sound of its turning, and it’s making you giddy. Say, too, how much you love the fact that in all eternity, this moment will never be repeated. Though you may drink in the delicious atmosphere with a trillion […]

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A Reminder

Monday, October 21st, 2019

Have you ever been loved? I bet you have been loved so much and so deeply that you have become blas├ę about how much grace it confers. So let me remind you: To be loved is a privilege and prize equivalent to being born. If you’re smart, you pause regularly to bask in the astonishing […]

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Middle School

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Listening to my daughter talk about her feelings and the dynamics of kid interaction at school, I realize the following: Middle school is “Lord of the Flies” harsh even when it’s a good school; People can be really judgmental, including my kid; A middle schooler wants more than anything to be accepted; the hardest thing […]

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Half Acre

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Half Acre I am holding half an acre Torn from the map of Michigan And folded in this scrap of paper Is a land I grew in Think of every town you’ve lived in Every room, you lay your head And what is it that you remember? Do you carry every sadness with you Every […]

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Dust to Dust

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Dust to Dust It’s not your eyes It’s not what you say It’s not your laughter that gives you away You’re just lonely You’ve been lonely, too long All your actin’ Your thin disguise All your perfectly delivered lies They don’t fool me You’ve been lonely, too long Let me in the wall, you’ve built […]

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