Category Archives: Reflections

Reflections Inspired by Geese

Carol A. Hand Feeling physically fragile as I gently greet the morning gazing up at the southwestern sky a silent V of geese soon followed by another, larger V trumpeting encouragement for the one temporarily leading breaking through wind resistance … Continue reading

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Stewardship Anyway

Carol A. Hand Ageist messages that I’m too old at 70 to do simple chores sometimes makes me hesitant to try But my courageous daughter inspires me and a funny thing happens when I do try anyway     I … Continue reading

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Sitting Still

Carol A. Hand Sitting still watching the waning mid-July moon descending in the western sky as the world turns The wonder of nature still visible despite the old technologies that enable us to connect with others around our ever-spinning home … Continue reading

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Reflections about Being a Parent and Grandparent

Carol A. Hand When my daughter was born, my view of the world forever changed. “To have a child is to decide to have your heart forever walk around outside your body.” (anonymous) Life was no longer something I peered … Continue reading

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Looking Up

Carol A. Hand Looking up Watching the eagles gliding high above treetops in the hazy cloudless sky on this Sunday morning the beginning of July Enjoy peaceful moments while you can before fireworks signal warning “The rockets’ red glare, bombs … Continue reading

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The Challenge of “Getting Real”

Carol A. Hand “The more real you get, the more unreal the world gets.” (John Lennon) *** *** Working on a book manuscript that is in part a memoir presents unique opportunities and challenges. In the editing process, I often … Continue reading

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Reflections – Early June, 2017

Carol A. Hand A cool morning breeze touches my feverish forehead while I watch the dawning struggling to breathe What is important in this moment? Loving thoughts of the next generation Gratitude for healers and visionaries who stand together in … Continue reading

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Reflections about Learning and Vision

Carol A. Hand Last night before I fell asleep, I did what I usually do. Solved a cryptogram puzzle or two. Often the quotes in the puzzle books are silly, but on rare occasions they inspire deeper reflection like the … Continue reading

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Time Travel?

Carol A. Hand One moment, I’m reliving memories of the past, driving through a snowstorm on an October night. After eating, I go to the small gas station next door to ask directions to the address Ward Wright gave me … Continue reading

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Contemplating Impermanence

Carol A. Hand *** Awakening to bird song just before sunrise Heart touched with a mixture of deep awe and sorrow Aware of the impermanence of life and beauty Wondering how many song birds will survive ‘til tomorrow In a … Continue reading

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