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GREEN BALLOONS

Every year on our son’s Heavenly Birthday I write a poem in his honor.  My birthday present to him.  It’s my way of honoring his legacy of love and the multitude of lessons he left behind: in the hopes that, ‘because … Continue reading

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on going home, sister friends…and peacocks

Moving away from all that is familiar and safe is never easy.  It means stepping away from the ease of knowing where you’re going without directional assistance.  Have you ever driven to a place so many times you only remember … Continue reading

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The Warrior and the Human

We stand.  Side by side.  Sometimes I follow.  Others I lead. This sounds a bit cliche’.  Rehearsed.  I tried to think of other fresh ways to say it, but this encapsulates my truest ideals as to where I am and how … Continue reading

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miss you already

I hesitated posting this – the old me would have kept this to herself.  She would have said, chin up.  She would have smiled a smile in vain.  And kept her emotions in check.  Her broken heart hidden.  But the spirit … Continue reading

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unpacking a life

“Energy flows where attention goes.” For the better part of two years now, my husband and I have been consumed by building our house.  First, eager to find land, then happily researching various house styles, designing the house and coming … Continue reading

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OPEN

Today I will spread my wings  open to the possibilities of a rebirth  of bright colors and concepts  crystal clear images imbedded in my brain  set free against the warmth of promises offered to those who dare to dream. 

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A HOUSE IS JUST A HOUSE

  Grandma Moses stated it best when she said – Life is what we make of it, always has been, always will be.  Lately life has been challenging for my husband and I to live it, though. We are currently several … Continue reading

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The Courage of a Snowdrop

   Shedding winter’s skin seems an improbability these days   yet a gladiator of spring brings forth promise and joy   it’s hardened green tipped leaves break through to winter’s ground   a delicate white sheath   unfurled to face … Continue reading

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365 GIFTS

  While pondering what I wanted for my birthday this year, I realized that as I enter the second half of my fiftieth decade, (WHHAATT!) I don’t want one singular gift…I want 365 gifts!  Gifts of all kinds, from all … Continue reading

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The Hands of a Gentle Man

  This man I married… Is the gentlest man I’ve ever known.  Though his love is strong and brave and gargantuan: it’s served up on a silver platter filled with delicate pastries and the richest of chocolates.  A little champagne … Continue reading

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