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A hard day and a beautiful one.


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For a brief moment, each creature is the youngest being on the planet

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This I believe.

We are all together on this ship and some of us will die sooner.  Some young.  I will grieve again, and comfort.  It may be me.  Those of us who are lucky will know ahead of time and not be … Continue reading

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On the last of the lambs

Having gloried in the decision to wear a sundress and wedge heels to a child friend’s Saturday birthday party, I yet launched myself upstairs (yay wedge heels!) and ripped myself out of them and back into work pants as Tullia … Continue reading

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On falling in love, a window.

Fifteen years ago we crossed the Pass coming home in the dark in an ice storm. We followed semis so we’d know where the road was and still tried to stay away from them as they staggered across the lanes … Continue reading

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On saying uncle

Tonight had melted butter poured over it.  The last night of a visit of a beloved brother and sister-in-law and baby in waiting.  Spinach salad and wine, roast ham and gratin.  Watching a little girl vagabonding in fairy wings under … Continue reading

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Goodbye, dear.

All are asleep around me, I’m alone at the kitchen bar silently singing again, and again, with James Vincent McMorrow’s ‘We Don’t Eat.”  Two days after our brother John’s heart took a great leap up and off and out in … Continue reading

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