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Quote I’m Thinking About Right Now:"Be kind. Everyone is fighting a great battle." -St. Athanasious
…from one of my many clippings:"One adventure is over; it is time for another. I have a different kind of work to do now. I am growing into a new season. At the water's edge, watching the tiny, teeming life of that mysterious place between high and low tides, the intertidal zone, I begin to accept the relentless flux that is the condition of these days. I am not old and not young; not betrothed and not alone; not broken and yet not quite whole; thinking back, looking forward. But present. These are my intertidal years. " -I wish I remember who wrote it. It came from the NYT Magazine or Oprah's Mag.
Monthly Archives: July 2009
Half Acre (Dan Messe) I am holding half an acre Torn from the map of Michigan And folded in this scrap of paper Is the land I grew in Think of every town you’ve lived in Every room you lay … Continue reading
“It was with great joy and delight that she took the dirty container that once held the pork marinade and added it, rinsed, to the dishwasher. Perhaps to most onlookers, feeling joy over something so mundane would be like raising … Continue reading
Follow the link; it’s worth it. Happiness, by Jane Kenyon
There are two memories that stand out in my mind of being lost when I was a child. The first one took place in one of the many, many fabric stores I spent time in, shopping with my mom. I … Continue reading
I found this poem compelling. It’s probably offensive. But the frustration resonates. Hat tip: Laura. Sarah’s List Kilian McDonnell | JUNE 22, 2009 Listen to me, Lord. I have a list. You said to Abraham: Go, leave your fathers’ graves! … Continue reading
I was recently on vacation in the mountains and was thus reminded of how those hilly wooded acres are home to so many birds. We’d slept with the windows open, letting in very cool night air, and woke to songs … Continue reading