Tag Archives: Loss

History Keeps Repeating

Carol A. Hand I wonder how many have experienced being a sensitive child born into a world of chaos and abuse. Perhaps your first memories are similar to the ones described in a post I wrote years ago for a … 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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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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Revisiting “Reflections on River Teeth”

Carol A. Hand This past week, my granddaughter was on vacation from school. She stayed with me while her mother worked, creating an impressive collection of artwork. Once again, I was reminded of kinder times and a neighbor whose gift … Continue reading

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Reflection – It’s just moments now …

Carol A. Hand “I … can’t … remember.” “It’s just moments now.” “Moments that are no longer connected.” I will remember for you, Mother. While I’m here. While I can. Then someone else will need to remember for me, too. … Continue reading

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Reflections about a life

Carol A. Hand Sometimes, in the fleeting moments of clarity, I’m frightened. I wonder, what is happening to me? I feel like I’m losing my mind as the fog descends A memory surfaces of a life that might have been. … Continue reading

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Reflections about Broken-Heartedness – Friday, August 26, 2016

This post is different than those I normally share, but I felt this resource was important. Thanks to one of my former students who continues to teach me new things, I discovered Parker Palmer’s work on How to Deal with … Continue reading

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Reflections – Saturday, August 6, 2016

Carol A. Hand Summer sights on my side of the city show the march of time is not always pretty. Still, life goes on… I watch as geese rest… Photo: Dandelion Seed (Wikipedia)  and a lone dandelion seed floats in … Continue reading

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Reflections – The Legacy of Continuing Loss…

Carol A. Hand A child kidnapped from the village road – lured by strangers with the promise of a new adventure – a ride in an automobile, a luxury rarely seen here. He awoke hours later in a foreign place … Continue reading

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Reflections – Thursday, July 28, 2016

Carol A. Hand Watching dragonflies that are almost as big as hummingbirds glistening golden sunlight reflecting from their gossamer wings as they flutter and float and zoom about In awe of their beauty my grateful heart sings And then an … Continue reading

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