Tag Archives: Peace

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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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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Morning Reflections on an Ordinary Day

Carol A. Hand Gazing out the kitchen window Washing dishes one by one cloaked in golden light a glorious gift from the morning sun Thinking of my lovely daughter Grateful *** ***

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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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Adieu

Carol A. Hand The love of my youth is dying On earth, this lifetime, we’ll not meet again A long life is sometimes a blessing but surviving dear friends brings such pain Truly gentle men are so rare to find … Continue reading

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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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A Matter of Perspective

Carol A. Hand A gift in the morning worth pondering…   “Our planet is a lonely spark in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity – in all this vastness – there is no hint that help will come … Continue reading

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Poems from My Editing Journal

Carol A. Hand Editing a 400-page book manuscript is proving to be a rollercoaster ride through topics and emotions. I began keeping a journal to record the journey. It allows me the space I need to process thoughts and feelings … Continue reading

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