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Hello 2021

So long, 2020! You gave the world sorrow and too much pain. The pandemic shattered, scattered, stalked corners of the world, Bearing death’s weight mercilessly on families, friends and strangers. We heroically adapted, learned and pushed for solutions, Juggling work … Continue reading

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Dear Child, (Letter from Santa)

Actual letter to a pre-adolescent child on Christmas morning. Dear (Name of Child), For the past decade, I have watched you grow into the bright person that you are. And every year at Christmas, wherever in the world you may … Continue reading

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Christmas Light

Over the years, I stopped decorating the perimeter of our house with Christmas lights. The children grew, we downsized the home, and it became too much of an effort to string lights around the house to reflect the season. It … Continue reading

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The Candle

A light in time of darkness, a flicker of hope when we need it most. Something so simple, yet so powerful. A glimmering teardrop shaped flame that casts rousing shadows on the walls. Soft, luminous, mystical, almost magical. A single … Continue reading

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The Soldier

Cease fire is declared. “Pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death,” I mutter under my breath. I raise myself out of the safety of the small dugout, a makeshift trench, to take a cautious peek … Continue reading

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Celebrate Baba

My father, Baba, who is now passed away for 15 years, is the golden rod by which I measure the greatness of a man, and the example by which I have chosen my husband and the legacy I pass on … Continue reading

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Remembering

I believe in remembering history. And I believe a great deal can be said about a country and a people by what they deem important enough to remember, to commemorate and to celebrate in their losses and in their gains. … Continue reading

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Nature Connects

Nature connects us to the Divine that calls to us. It is what I believe, not because of what religion I am or what God I believe in. It is because this earth knows only one Divine, and Nature is … Continue reading

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The Wait

It is the Advent season and in all stores, the rush of shoppers has formed long lines in front of cash registers. Everyone seems frazzled. I look over to the self-checkout stations originally designed to facilitate or eliminate the pains … Continue reading

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Mending, Not Fixing

A decorative button on my jacket was missing. It left a noticeable gap in its design as the buttons were unique to the jacket and could not be matched without altering all of them. I searched for my sewing box … Continue reading

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