Category Archives: Adversity and Resilience

Sometimes I Just Don’t Understand

Carol A. Hand Sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever understand why people in power seem to care so little about the suffering and destruction they leave in their (una)wake(ning) *** *** Robin wings and bloodied backbone lying in the grass … Continue reading

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Morning Sunrise March 4, 2017

Carol A. Hand Life goes on despite sudden loss The sun still rises gloriously Responsibilities remain needing to be met graciously *** ***  

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Somedays, I Wonder What Is True

Carol A. Hand “Love …. For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning. Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest … Continue reading

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Resistance

Things are going to be bad or worse than bad for quite a while. You know what, though? This is what I keep reminding myself of: Things have been bad and worse before. And people resisted. Continue reading

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The Power of Music

Carol A. Hand Do you ever awaken from a dream where you’re singing a song? That’s what happened to me this morning. It was a song that I see as a little silly in the context of what’s going on … Continue reading

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The Marks of Time

Carol A. Hand Each moment that’s lived leaves its mark Like the annual growth rings of trees  Lean years and times of plenty Recorded as part of our being Times of joy and loss visible on our external frame *** … Continue reading

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A Powerful Message from Standing Rock

Carol A. Hand On November 20, 2016, Kendrick Eagle posted a video appeal to President Obama. “You gave me hope…. You said you had our back, and here we are. Help us stop this pipeline. Stick true to your words, … Continue reading

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The Lesson of the Butterfly, and the Message of the Wind – A Reblog

Originally Posted on May 22, 2014 by Carol A. Hand At the moment, I am dealing with the challenges that always accompany innovation. For the past two weeks, when I wasn’t working outside on gardens, I was developing a new … Continue reading

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I Remember …/ A Reblog

Originally Posted on November 10, 2014 by Carol A. Hand I remember other storms approaching – the wind silent but the air filled with the electricity of threat and possibility. I survived. But have I worn the grooves of hope … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Morning After

Carol A. Hand It’s a new day and the sun has risen The sound of morning traffic hums seemingly unperturbed Students head to school just like any other day Still, the world feels different It’s electrically charged with uncertainty In … Continue reading

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