Category Archives: Reflections

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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Relationships and Responsibility

Carol A. Hand What happens when people don’t show up or fail to fulfill their obligations to others? Do absences and empty spaces symbolize what’s wrong with the world today? *** *** How can we work toward a shared vision … Continue reading

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Illusions

Carol A. Hand *** Separating fact from fiction may be more difficult than it seems *** *** Can what matters most in life be discerned when we’re programmed with false news and empty materialistic dreams? *** *** Smoke and mirrors … Continue reading

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“Integrity vs. Despair”

Carol A. Hand The mean(ingless)-stream media circus continues Celebrating the latest ignorance and cruelty Seas, air and land poisoned by hubris and greed Drones and bombs shredding lives and livelihoods Millions of refugees searching for shelter I feel the earth … Continue reading

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Editing Journal Week Five

Carol A. Hand Tuesday, March 14, 2017 The days I work on my manuscript feel sacred to me. It’s why I can’t do anything but manuscript work for dedicated blocks of time. And that’s why I don’t force myself to … Continue reading

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In a Single Frame

Carol A. Hand In a single frame Symbols of civilization juxtaposed with nature reaching ever higher for the light yearning to breathe free *** ***

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Grandmother Moon

Carol A. Hand Grandmother Moon reflecting light for a sometimes dark and weary world where children hunger and die before their time to feed the greed of would-be kings and queens Remind us with your patient presence of wonders we … Continue reading

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“Be Here Now”

Carol A. Hand *** Let me be fully present here, in this moment Focusing on opportunities to send out love and healing Not frozen in yesterday’s hurts and disappointments Not constrained by the bleakness of the surrounding landscape Not controlled … Continue reading

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Night and Day Contrasts – Editing Journal Snippets Week Three

Carol A. Hand Traveling through time and trying to remain grounded brings so many different gifts. Each moment requires focus, revealing a deeper sense of presence. Despite my best efforts to meet arbitrary timelines, the gift of reviewing the past … Continue reading

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Transmutation

Carol A. Hand *** This is just my latest form though few will stop to wonder what I am and where I’ve been before my molecules disperse asunder Yesterday a cloud, then snow melting beneath the warming sun forming with … Continue reading

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