Tag Archives: Adversity and Resilience

Remembering…

Carol A. Hand Seven years ago, my mother passed away in the early morning. She was 89. During the last 13 years of her life, she gradually lost her memories and her abilities to care for herself and communicate. I … Continue reading

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October Reflections

Carol A. Hand As I greet the morning facing east the rising sun is momentarily visible between the tree-lined horizon and the bank of clouds moving in Multicolored leaves provide a filter allowing light and shadow to dance highlighting gardens … Continue reading

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Reflections about Then and Now

Carol A. Hand Let me take just a moment to put aside the chaos of the world seeping into my soul Remembering a recurring childhood dream soaring above the earth simply watching with compassionate detachment as people went about their … Continue reading

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Connecting the Dots

Carol A. Hand Does it matter whether or not we view changing global weather as natural or human caused? Perhaps. While some cheer on Armageddon others live with the illusion that perhaps our homes will soon be safe if human … 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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Blessed Rain

Carol A. Hand I swear I can feel the tension building among thirsty trees and plants anxiously waiting for life-giving rain to bless their day – at last I breathe a sigh of relief as healing drops finally begin to … Continue reading

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Patience Please

Carol A. Hand Here I am, ‘though bleary eyed after editing all day I’d like to answer comments but I’ve little else left to say Two hundred pages done Two hundred more to go Some days the work seems easier … 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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A Miracle of Life

Carol A. Hand Despite fierce winds brutal cold and pounding rain delicate but tenacious – columbine gracefully blossoming once again ***                         *** ***           … 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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