Tag Archives: Reflections

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 *** *** Advertisements

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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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The Marks of Time

Carol A. Hand Each moment that’s lived leaves its mark Like the annual growth rings of trees  Lean years and times of plenty Recorded as part of our being Times of joy and loss visible on our external frame *** … Continue reading

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Carol A. Hand A task that once felt impossible Is now almost complete The last four chapters outlined Yet the ending feels bittersweet Although eager to write the final word It means saying a poignant adieu To a fictive version … Continue reading

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Friday, March 17, 2016

Carol A. Hand My task for now is simply to write I lose track of time Is it day or night? When I look out my window It’s sometimes hard to know These past few days I only see snow … Continue reading

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Carol A. Hand Ah, discipline There are so many unhealthy things I still do But I’m learning to trust myself and my heart Learning to be impatiently patient To finish what I’ve begun Even on days when the path is … Continue reading

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An Unlikely Hero

Carol A. Hand Who is Agnes Angeline Sero? This woman who walked between cultures, the descendant of warring nations? This lonely, insecure, yet creative and fiercely inquisitive woman who set off alone to explore the question of hegemony? What gave her … Continue reading

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Well Met

Carol A. Hand Oh little child how will you survive? You were born with a light in your heart that shone from your eyes. Ancestors will walk with you to keep you alive. With a gift to see beauty in … Continue reading

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