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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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September Reflections

Carol A. Hand *** I’m grateful to be standing, here, witnessing autumn’s delight long grass bending with the weight of sparkling dew, a welcome sight the last of the clematis flowers colorfully translucent in the morning, bright on our “pale … Continue reading

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Simply Present

Carol A. Hand Taking moments to simply breathe and observe Another morning shrouded by clouds and mist A drive to work fraught with potentially dangerous obstacles that could easily trigger feelings of anger or fear but choosing instead to marvel … Continue reading

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A Daytime Visitor

Carol A. Hand Imagine, for a moment, what it’s like to be born to a life where one is prejudged and regarded with fear or with scorn I don’t smell like a flower but I do have a scent to … 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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Signals of Changing Seasons

Carol A. Hand The waxing crescent at sunset signals upcoming changes in seasons alerting me about the need to refocus for so many important reasons – *** *** Thank you all for sharing your visionary art, for enriching my life, … 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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Reflections about Beauty

Carol A. Hand Grateful for sharing a visit to a garden with the dear friend who delighted in each bloom and greeted everyone we met with kindness as we shared a lunch at a local “greasy spoon” *** *** Grateful … Continue reading

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Gratitude for Gardens and Granddaughters

Carol A. Hand Sometimes, one doesn’t have to travel far to observe serenity and beauty with beloved companions Even in the context of critters, city “upgrades,” and unpredictable weather sometimes there are possibilities to create little sanctuaries to enjoy a … 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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