Tag Archives: Gratitude

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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Snapshot of an April Evening

Carol A. Hand *** Clouds briefly parting on the rainy night allowing Grandmother Moon momentarily to reveal her light ship horns trumpeting from the nearby bay pulsating winds humming as budding branches sway ***

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Passing Time

Carol A. Hand Daylight Saving Time always catches me by surprise. Traveling between times as I write about the past heightens my awareness about how quickly things change, one season to the next. East and west markers change as I witness … 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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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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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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A Peaceful Morning

Carol A. Hand A morning greeting before I return to my editing schedule… *** A Peaceful Morning “Wha’ ch’ya doin’?” “Watchin’ it snow observin’ the morning don’ ch’ya know?” *** Sending blessings to all from the North Country on this … Continue reading

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Ever Shifting Landscapes

Carol A. Hand *** Each day brings new landscapes and opportunities for reflection The grey days and snow of late February, for some, evoke a sense of gloom While for others, the blanketed earth symbolizes sustenance and protection for the … Continue reading

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