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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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Ah, Choices

Carol A. Hand So much gardening to do but so much to say on this lovely last day in the month of May Editing felt like the honorable choice fulfilling a promise to give others a voice Their suffering and … 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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Learning and Celebratory Joy

Carol A. Hand In the bleakest of times with the most mundane tasks transformation is possible It’s what life sometimes asks us to do *** *** Holding focus on celebratory joy opens up sacred heart spaces where deeper lessons are … Continue reading

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Celebrating Possibilities

Carol A. Hand Who would believe it’s possible to witness lives transformed in the span of a mere 2 years by working together on a vision of what could be? Skills, knowledge and lasting bonds are built when everyone shows … 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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“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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Interstices – The Potent Space between Intentions and Outcomes

Carol A. Hand When a seed, bulb or idea is planted deep beneath the surface, unseen it’s not easy to predict if it will ever blossom Care and patience are essential but they’re not always enough *** *** Engaging in … Continue reading

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“More or Better?” – Revisited and Updated

Carol A. Hand For the past month, my friend, Cynthia Donner, and I have been working on revising a class focused on social justice. It’s been a daunting process to frame and describe the purpose and create new assignments. And … Continue reading

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Reflections about Creativity and Humility

Carol A. Hand I’m really not a writer, but here is the thing If I put ideas on paper and have the right opportunities I can build programs or teach classes and make those words sing With enough love for … Continue reading

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