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Friday was the kind of day beckoning a toasty hat, and if you left it behind your ears would wonder why. I'll be honest. Climate change does concern me. But seeing more green grass than snow this winter was appeasing --- and particularly when approaching the age where snow is more perilous than pleasant. The …

Angels without Wings

Human girl standing in between a set of painted wings on a building.

Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life search for love and wisdom.                                                                                                                                               ---Rumi Leaving the funeral director's office, I silently expressed thanks to God and …

Multilingual without Words…

I communicate in many languages.  But my lexicon doesn't contain words per se.  No, I'm not talking about texting but of a communication so beautiful no words are necessary. In seasonal poetry gatherings each of us brings a random poem to read aloud.  The words we share are not our own but the understanding we …

Present

"Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry --- all forms of fear --- are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence." --- Eckhart Tolle   The greatest gift from anyone is to be present.  …

One Gift to Return

Have you noticed how many smiles you see?  Or don't, in this overly busy time of year when buzzing around making returns, shopping, doing errands, or whatever tasks need to be done.   I counted only one smile today.  And it was a wide one as another customer and I passed each other at the …

Daily Prompt: Meager

There they were,  in plain sight --- my car keys laying on the driver's seat and cell phone plugged into the charger.  In the midst of holiday shopping, with several more stops to go, I wanted to get home before heavy traffic stole more time.  Oh well. The biting cold stung my uncovered ears and …