Category Archives: life

Tug at my Heartstrings

This past month has been one where things on my mind truly hit my heart with a new depth of understanding.  I feel the pull on my heartstrings, a tug-of-war between letting go and holding on, which is familiar to … Continue reading

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Not As Planned

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”  Victor Frankl I woke up this morning to the intermittent sound of a chirp. It wasn’t unusual. I often hear a chirp or a … Continue reading

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Transitional Time

To see a world in a grain of sand And a heaven in a wildflower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand And eternity in an hour.  William Blake (Auguries of Innocence) January is my birth month, and as … Continue reading

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Empty Chairs

The streets are hung with lights, the stores are decorated with red and green, tinsel and sparkle are everywhere, and Christmas dominates the airwaves with songs about the spirit of the season and the glories of gifts. We fast-forward our … Continue reading

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Family, A Heritage of Stories

There is no substitute for family. Family is those with whom I grew up and created a bond from my beginning years. Family is those whom I talk to or reminisce about in my adult years. It is those whom … Continue reading

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Duality

I walked into an old church in Eastern Europe admiring the beauty of the gothic architecture. The woodwork, the gold intertwined with marble and extensive use of stained glass filled it with light and color. Carvings of stone that resembled … Continue reading

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How Are You?

“How are you?” he asked in Arabic, his native tongue. “Busy,” I relied with a quick smile. “No,” he said. “I didn’t ask you what you are. I asked you ‘How is yourself.’ I want to know how is your … Continue reading

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