Monthly Archives: January 2015

Closer to The Light

I must be on a Bruce “kick” – seem to connect to his lyrics more and more.  Age?  Circumstance?  I don’t know.  In any case – hope you enjoy! Closer to The Light – Bruce Cockburn (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDIaVyXNR5Y) There you go … Continue reading

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En Attendant David …

While I waited for David to get home: – New neighbours moved in to where former neighbours used to live.  They were so happy together here in this area for 20 years.  Their garden was meticulously kept.   It was … Continue reading

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Which One Of You Told Me About “Ish”?

Originally posted on The Chatter Blog:
Who was it? It was one of you. It was just a week or two ago. I was intrigued enough by what you said that I ordered it. I don’t believe for one minute…

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The Great Escape

What a feeling it is – to be content No words, no loss – no great lament The sun is warm – I see again I have no need – no use to pretend What a feeling it is – to … Continue reading

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I will always be with you, Stacey

Where does courage come from? I am not sure it was ever something I learned as a sit-down lesson.  Of course, the best lessons are never those learned while sitting.  (Ask any of my students!)  The best lessons are those … Continue reading

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It takes more courage…

It takes more courage to listen to someone crying – than it does to cry. It takes more courage to support than it does to be supported. It takes more courage to love than to be loved. It takes more … Continue reading

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Thank-you, Bruce Cockburn

The sun shines through my window and cascades onto the blanket, yet I don’t feel it in my heart. I can see the crispness in the air – yet I don’t feel it in my soul. Neither warmth nor cold … Continue reading

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Getting old is (not) for the birds

“Don’t grow old, Stacey.”  my father used to say to me.  “Getting old is for the birds!” “There is only one other alternative, Dad.  And I don’t like the alternative.”  I used to respond. He would laugh.  “Yeah – I … Continue reading

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The longest two week wait …. ever!

“My friend had cancer.  She had surgery and then more chemo  – but she died.” “Oh.  I’m so sorry.” Why do people feel the need to tell me the bad news stories?  There are certain times when it is okay … Continue reading

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A new day has dawned

It’s a funny thing to be finally given a ticket to better health.  It’s almost scary.  I feel like I have become much better at living deeply and am terrified that life will return to its normal busy, frenetic pace. … Continue reading

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